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Folktales from India, The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library (Paperback)

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An enchanting collection of 110 tales, translated from twenty-two different languages, that are by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts, animals enacting Machiavellian intrigues, sagacious jesters and magical storytellers, wise counselors and foolish kings—all inhabit a fabular world, yet one that is also firmly grounded in everyday life.

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An enchanting collection of 110 tales, translated from twenty-two different languages, that are by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts, animals enacting Machiavellian intrigues, sagacious jesters and magical storytellers, wise counselors and foolish kings—all inhabit a fabular world, yet one that is also firmly grounded in everyday life. Here is an indispensable guide to India's ageless folklore tradition.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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ISBN 9780679748328
Length (cm) 15.0000
Width (cm) 3.0000
Height (cm) 23.0000
Publisher Pantheon
Publication Date Jan 13, 1994
Pages (number) 384
Genre Literature & Fiction
Author A. K. Ramanujan
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Format Paperback
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