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

By: Stuart Blackburn

Price: $150.00

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

Seller ID: 113850

ISBN: 9514108809

Condition: New


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 tale... View more info

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

By: Stuart Blackburn

Price: $70.00

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

Seller ID: 113851

ISBN: 9514108817

Condition: New


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 tale... View more info

India's Literary History: Essays on the Nineteenth Century

By: Stuart Blackburn and Vasudha Dalmia (eds)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Permanent Black: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015666

ISBN: 8178241722

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 524 with numerous b/w illustrations. View more info