Folktales from Northern India (ABC-CLIO Classic Folk & Fairy Tales) (Classic Folk and Fairy Tales)

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In 1891, at a time when the study of India was primarily based on ancient texts, coins, and material remains, William Crooke dared to focus on "living" India--its everyday culture, age-old customs, and fictional narratives. With Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube, he recorded and published, over a period of six years, a remarkable collection of folktales from northern India. The tales reflect the tapestry of social and personal lives of this region, the epicenter of a revolt against British rule in 1857. Although many of the tales were published in British ethnographic journals, a number of the manuscripts, in Chaube's handwriting, were unpublished; others existed only as old microfilm in a New Delhi library. Never before have they appeared as a single volume or been available in any one library or archive.

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"Carefully interpreted, this material should be of great value in collections supporting the study of both comparative folklore/literature and Indian culture . . . Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty/professionals; general readers." - Choice

"The magnitude and variety of the Crooke-Chaube collection is remarkable, and the tales are a pleasure to read. . . . A very significant contribution to the history of folklorists. To the readership they offer enlightenment as well as entertainment." - Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

"Folktales from Northern India is a treasure trove indeed. . . . We are indebted to ABC-CLIO for bringing back into print many important collections of tales from what they call the 'golden age' of folklore. . . . Naithani provides an excellent, comprehensive, and illuminating introduction to this collection, situating it in the context of its times." - Asian Folklore Studies

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This volume contains original stories from a variety of narrators - professional storytellers belonging to the aboriginal races of India, village school teachers and the rural and common people. It is a diverse collection, with universal themes that show how humankind interacts with the network of social, ethical and cultural relationships. It has a detailed introduction and commentary on the stories in respect to modern folktale research.

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