Folk Tales from India
A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-two Languages
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Folk Tales from India by A. K. Ramanujan
Book DescriptionThis is an enchanting collection of oral tales that have inspired the popular imagination of India for countless generations. Compiled from a vast array of sources, these 110 tales are by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Augmented by Ramanujan's definitive introduction and notes, this is an indispensible guide to India's ageless folklore tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679748328
(241mm x 159mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author A. K. Ramanujan
Interior Landscape, Paperback (March 2014)
The Interior Landscape: Love Poems from the Classical Tamil includes the work of fifty-one poets selected from a renowned anthology of love poetry, the Kuruntokai, that dates back to the first three centuries AD.
Poems of Love and War, Paperback (May 2011)
Translations based on: Ettuttokai; Pattuppattu; and Tolkappiyam.
Collected Essays of A.K. Ramanujan, Paperback (March 2004)
Poet, translator, folklorist, A.K. Ramanujan has been recognized as the world's most profound scholar of South Asian language and culture. This book brings together 30 essays on literature and culture written by him over a period of four decades. The volume also contains notes on each essay as well as a chronology of Ramanujan's books and essays.
Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry, Paperback (July 1997)» View all books by A. K. Ramanujan
An anthology of 20th century Indian poetry, bringing together 125 poets, in English and English translation from 14 Indian languages. Poets featured include: Rabindranath Tagore and Vikram Seth; 'subaltern' poets such as Narayan Surve, and three generations of women poets, from Balamani Indira Sant to Revathi Devi and Gagan Gill.
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Author Biography - A. K. Ramanujan
Attipat Krishnaswami 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.
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