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Folk Tales of Different Regions of India : Immortal Tales that would never die

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ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः 

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Indian Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Fables : Read Indian folk tales and fairy stories in this collection, collected by Flora Annie Steel, Ms. Howard Kingscote, Joseph Jacobs and many more

The rich culture and vast landscape of India come alive in their ancient folk tales and folklore.

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Indian folklore and fairy tales have entertained and enlightened generations, since the dawn of language to modern time, with ballads of heroes, so beloved, they are deified and worshiped around the continent, and with epic poetry that strengthens and heralds a community’s shared values.

Influenced by Hinduism, Indian folk tales are robust with central religious figures and moral lessons.

The stories were used to preserve history, important people and places, as well as the religious rites and ceremonies of various Indian regions.

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Most Sanskrit fables were written as children’s stories to teach youth important life philosophies, so they would grow up to be wise and responsible adults.

This was especially true for the Hitopadesha stories written by Narayana, whose title literally translates as ‘To counsel or advise with benevolence.’

Collections of the region’s folk tales include Tales of the Punjab: Folklore of India by Flora Annie Steel, Tales of the Sun or Folklore of Southern India by Ms. Howard Kingscote, and Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs.

From turtles who talk too much, jackals and mangos, to tigers and laughing fish, Indian folk tales delight people of all ages with beautiful narratives on friendship, morality and philosophy.

Clever tricksters, nefarious villains and brave heroes make up the compelling and enduring folk history of India.

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A few folk tales of India.

Folktales from India : A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-two Languages

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A. K. Ramanujan Pantheon Books, 1991, 345 pages

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‘Folktales from India’ is an enchanting collection of one hundred and ten tales translated from twenty-two different languages, 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 of these inhabit a fabular world, yet one firmly grounded in everyday life.

Folklore pervades childhoods, families and communities and is the language of the illiterate.

Even in large, modern cities, folklore—proverbs, lullabies, folk medicine, folktales—is only a suburb away, a cousin or a grandmother away.

Wherever people live, folklore grows.

India is a country of many languages, religions, sects and cultures. It is a land of many myths and countless stories.

Translated from twenty-two Indian languages, these one hundred and ten tales cover most of the regions of India and represent favorite’s narratives from the subcontinent.

A.K. Ramanujan’s outstanding selection is an indispensable guide to the richness and vitality of India’s ageless oral folklore tradition.

Augmented by A. K. Ramanujan’s definitive introduction and notes, this is an indispensable guide to India’s ageless folklore tradition.


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By Mala Chandrashekhar

Though academically trained in modern Western Sciences, Blogger Mala Chandrashekhar is a crazy maniac of India's ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts & textiles. The rich & glorious cultural & spiritual heritage of India is a subject extremely dear to her heart, and the whole of this Blog has been dedicated to spreading the immortal glories of ancient India worldwide, to every nook & corner of the globe, through these simple Blog-posts. Any constructive criticisms & suggestions in this regard for improvement of the Blog 'MOST WELCOME'. Also, High-Quality Guest Blog-posts 'MOST WELCOME". LinkedIn Profile : https://in.linkedin.com/in/mala-chandrashekhar-04095917a

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