An enchanting collection of classic Indian folklore, 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. Augmented by A. K. Ramanujan’s definitive introduction and notes, this Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library edition combines over one hundred tales translated from twenty-two different languages. It is an indispensable guide to India’s ageless folklore tradition.
ATTIPAT KRISNASWAMI RAMANUJAN (1959-1993) was a trans-disciplinary scholar, poet, translator, linguist, and folklorist. His works included Hymns for the Drowning, A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India, and Folktales from India.
Paperback | $19.95
Published by Pantheon Jan 13, 1994| 384 Pages| 6-1/8 x 9-1/4| ISBN 9780679748328