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Bringing together nearly one hundred tales translated from fourteen languages, Folktales of India opens the vast narrative world of Indian folklore to readers of English. Beck includes oral tales collected from tribal areas, peasant groups, urban areas, and remote villages in north and south India, and the distinctive boundary regions of Kashmir, Assam, and Manipur. The ta ...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by University Of Chicago Press (first published April 15th 1987)
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I don't know if some of it was lost in translation because some of the stories made no sense . I didn't exactly finish reading the whole book but it had a few good stories . I wasn't too impressed
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