Moral Fictions: Tamil Folktales from Oral Tradition (Folklore Fellows Communications 278)

By: Stuart Blackburn

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Is fantasy the defining element in fairy tales? This question is the starting point for Stuart Blackburn’s study of Tamil oral tales. Having collected over 300 tales, 100 of which are translated in this book, he concludes that although fantasy, and humour, are present, at the core of the tales lies a moral vision in which wrongdoing, especially physical cruelty, is punished. Only the second full-lenght study of Indian tales from oral tradition, this book places the Tamil tradition in an international context, describes the telling sessions and includes tellers’ interpretations of some tales. Printed Pages: 338.

Title: Moral Fictions: Tamil Folktales from Oral Tradition (Folklore Fellows Communications 278)

Author Name: Stuart Blackburn

Categories: Fiction, India,

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2001

ISBN: 9514108817

ISBN 13: 9789514108815

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 113851

Keywords: Moral Fictions: Tamil Folktales from Oral Tradition (Folklore Fellows Communications 278) Stuart Blackburn