Description - Folk Tales from India by A. K. Ramanujan
This 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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Author Biography - A. K. Ramanujan
A. K. RAMANUJAN (1929-1993) was William E. Colvin Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Striders, Relations, and Selected Poems. His translations from the languages of India include Folktales from India, Speaking of Siva, Some Kannada Poems, Samskara, Hymns for the Drowning, and Poems of Love and War.