Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales

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Oral tales establish relationships between storytellers and their listeners. Yet most printed collections of folktales contain only stories, stripped of the human contexts in which they are told. If storytellers are mentioned at all, they are rarely consulted about what meanings they see in their tales. In this innovative book, Indian-American anthropologist Kirin Narayan reproduces twenty-one folktales narrated in a mountain dialect by a middle-aged Indian village woman, Urmila Devi Sood, or "Urmilaji." The tales are set ...

Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195103496

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Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195103489

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