Overview for One Hundred and One Folktales from India
In every corner of India, there is a wealth of folktales, funny, fabulous and fantastical. In this collection, Eunice de Souza brings together one hundred and one wonderful stories, both familiar and unknown. Their subjects are diverseâ€”how the world was made, how kings should rule, the tales of wise and foolish men and women, and animal fables. Some stories are about well-known heroesâ€”Akbar and Birbal, Vikram and Betal, Tenali Ramanâ€”while some introduce new ones, like Gulaba Khan, the brave man from the hills, and Paramvir, the reluctant guru from Andhra Pradesh. There are also sundry appearances by the devil, beautiful temptresses and supernatural creatures. This is a true collectorâ€™s item, encompassing the entire range and diversity of the oral tradition in different parts of the country, and with bold and vivid illustrations by Sujata Singh.
Eunice de Souza (Author)
Eunice De Souza retired as Head, Department of English, St Xavier's College, Mumbai. She has written two novellas, four books of poems, and edited several books. Her poetry has been translated into Portuguese, Finnish, and Italian.