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Tales of the Punjab - Folklore of India
Tales of the Punjab - Folklore of India

Tales of the Punjab - Folklore of India

by Flora Annie Steel

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Language

English

Publisher

Reliance Publishing House

ISBN

8175101326 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 326

Binding

Hardcover

Flora Annie Steel
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Author: Flora Annie Steel
Publisher: Reliance Publishing House
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 326
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175101326

Description

In this collection of 43 stories with 65 illustrations, the devotee of folklore will find a wealth of material to dissect; the parent, a wealth of bedtime stories; and all readers will find entertainment delightful and exciting with its own unique Indian character and setting.

At the turn f the century, lore Annie Steel traveled through India, and, spending countless hours, listened to the village storytellers and gathered their tales together into this brilliant and definitive collection, sifting and carefully selecting the most vivid stories in their best form, but not doctoring them in any way, not even in the language. She preserved the rough, ready wit, their drama, poetry, and humanity. In addition, J Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard Kipling's father) designed a host of ingenious and charming illustrations to accompany them,, full of the flavor of India. And R C Temple prepared notes that gave a thorough background for the tales and define certain unfamiliar words.

Here are tales of Wizards and princes, of serpents and talking beasts, of enchantments, temporary deaths and restoration of lost limbs. But underneath it all, we recognize the universal evils and timeless values of mankind: jealousy is a constant motive and reason or deadly assault, but beauty, truth and honor conquer evil in the end.

Contents

Foreword

Preface

To the Little Reader

CHAPTER I
Sir Buzz

CHAPTER II
The Rat's Wedding

CHAPTER III
The Faithful Prince

CHAPTER IV
The Bear's Bad Bargain

CHAPTER V
Prince Lionheart and his Three Friends

CHAPTER VI
The Lambikin

CHAPTER VII
Bopoluchi

CHAPTER VIII
Princess Aubergine

CHAPTER IX
Valiant Vicky, the Brave weaver

CHAPTER X
The Son of Seven Mothers

CHAPTER XI
The Sparrow and the Crow

CHAPTER XII
The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal

CHAPTER XIII
The King of the Crocodiles

CHAPTER XIV
Little Anklebone

CHAPTER XV
The Close Alliance

CHAPTER XVI
The Two Brothers

CHAPTER XVII
The Jackal and the Iguana

CHAPTER XVIII
The Death and Burial of Poor Hen-Sparrow

CHAPTER XIX
Princess Pepperina

CHAPTER XX
Peasie and Beansie

CHAPTER XXI
The Jackal and the Partridge

CHAPTER XXII
The Snake-woman and the King Ali Mardan

CHAPTER XXIII
The Wonderful Ring

CHAPTER XXIV
The Jackal and the Pea-Hen

CHAPTER XXV
The Grain of Corn

CHAPTER XXVI
The Farmer and the Monkey-Lender

CHAPTER XXVII
The Lord of Death

CHAPTER XXVIII
The Wrestlers

CHAPTER XXIX
The Legend of Gwashbari, the Glacier-Hearted Queen

CHAPTER XXX
The Barber's Clever Wife

CHAPTER XXXI
The jackal and the Crocodile

CHAPTER XXXII
How Raja Raslu was born

CHAPTER XXXIII
The Raja Rasalu went out into the World

CHAPTER XXXIV
The Raja Rasalu's Friends forsook Him

CHAPTER XXXV
The Raja Rasalu swung the seventy fair maiidens, Daughters of the King

CHAPTER XXXVI
How Raja Rasalu plaued Chaupur with King Sarkap

CHAPTER XXXV
The King who was fried

CHAPTER XXXVI
Prince Half-A-Son

CHAPTER XXXVII
The Mother and Daughter who worshipped the sun

CHAPTER XXXVIII
The Ruby Prince

Notes to the tales

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