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1 Ryoshun Kajihama
Folk Tales from Eastern Tibet
Paljor Publications/Library of Tibetan Works & Archives; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8186470360 / 9788186470367; Softcover; New; 
Folk Tales from Eastern Tibet, an English translation of the traditional tales prevalent in the Amdo region of Tibet was originally published in Japanese by Professor Ryoshun Kajihama, Setsunam University.This collection consists of twenty-eight tales; most of which come from the memories of the Tibetans. These folk tales convey a sense of the traditional nomadic life and within them we can catch a glimpse of a nomad's friendships, enmities, and conflicts and can get a sense of his or her joys and sorrows.Just as in folk tales everywhere, this collection includes many animal stories, tales of Family strife and community division, disputes about morals and laws and encounters with magic and magic beings. These stories are governed by plots common to all folk tales : the rule of greedy kings is ended; wicked beings are punished, and usually the good are rewarded. One such tale, the final one in this collection, is entitled "The Mare's Boy" which narrates the story of an extraordinary youth, born from a mare, who eventually becomes king of the land by defeating the copper-beaked she-devil who threatens the Health and prosperity of the community and by living in peace with those who had formerly hurt him.Printed Pages: 134. 103674

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2 Acarya Nagarjuna, King Gautamiputra (Author) & Ryoshun Kajihama (Tr.)
The Tibetan Corpse Stories
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8120836316 / 9788120836310; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
In the center of Asia and the southwest part of China lies the Tibetan plateau, which is about 4,500 metres above sea-level. Given its high altitude, this area is popularly known as the Roof of the World. It is also the source of the major rivers of Asia, these are the Indus, the Salween, the Mekong, the Yangtze, and the Huang Ho river. In the past, on the plateau there was a country called Tibet and it was divided into three provinces, U-Tsang in the west and Kham and Amdo in the east. The people who lived there were called Tibetan. They were introduced to Indian culture as early as the year 600 CE and Indian Buddhism played a major influence. These people established their own individual Tibetan Buddhism which later spread to Mongolia and to other Himalayan regions.Most of the early Tibetan literature was derived from ancient Indian Buddhist literature. However, one popular non-Buddhist literature that came from India was Vetala (Vetalapancavimsatika) or corpse stories. In Tibet it is called, Ro sgrun (pronounced Ro Dun) also called, Siddhivad corpse stories, it means stories told by a dead body. Tibetans memorized the corpse stories and transmitted them orally to all parts of Tibet. During that time, the Indian Vetala (corpse stories) changed into Tibetan stories. They became one of the most important literature in Tibet. Many years later, after the stories had traveled to all of the areas in Tibet, hand-written manuscripts (U Med) were made of them. This is why there are a few different versions of the same stories, because people in different areas remembered them differently. Printed Pages: 262. 102039

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