ERIC Number: ED126518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Folk Literature of South Asia.
Wadley, Susan S., Ed.
Journal of South Asian Literature, v11 n1,2 Entire Issue Fall, Winter, 1975
The collection of articles in this volume focuses on different kinds of folk literature from Bengal, Tamilnad, Bihar, Hindi-speaking North India, and Nepal. An introductory article by S.S. Wadley discusses types of folk literature in Karimpur. The remaining articles are organized according to cultural themes: "The Lustful Stepmother in the Folklore of Northwestern India" by V.P. Vatuk and S. Vatuk; "Songs of Social Distance" by D. Jacobson; "North Indian Wedding Songs" by E.O. Henry; "A Praise-Poem for Murugan" by B.E.F. Beck; "A Few Bengali Vaisnava Folk Songs" by R.D. Munda; "The Mundane and Prosaic in Bengali Folk Songs" by E. Friedlander; "Selections from 'Jarigan,' the Folk Epic of Muslim Bengal" by M.F. Dunham; "Twelve Jadur Songs" by N. Zide; "Three Nepalese Jokes" by J. Fisher; and "Four Folk Tales of the Gorum" by A.R.K. Zide. (JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Asian Studies Center.