Title Myths of the North-East Frontier of India
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Size 15 Cms x 23 Cms
Publisher New Delhi, India Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. 1999
8121509157 / 9788121509152
Seller ID 033094
This book contains some three hundred and eighty stories collected in the remote villages, largely untouched by external influence, of the hitherto little known North-East Frontier Agency of India. This great tract of mountain and forest is inhabited by people who have preserved their social organization and cultural institutions almost intact throughout the centuries. Their mythology is thus of absorbing interest, for although the motifs of some of the stories are known elsewhere in India and indeed throughout the world, there are many others which are fresh and original. This book, therefore, will not only be of value to professional students of folklore but will also open a door of exciting surprise to anyone interested in a good story with a new and unexpected flavour. Printed Pages: 570.