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Tales of the Punjab: Folklore of India

Flora Annie Steel (Author)
Synopsis It is sunset in the Punjab. The day, which has been so hard and tolful even for the children, is over, and with the night comes rest and play; but how are the long dark hours to be passed ? In an Indian village, it is storytelling time –time for the tales old yet ever new—stories that were told in the sunrise of the world, and will be told in its sunset. At the turn of the century, Flora Annie Steel traveled through India, and, spending countless hours, listened to the village storytellers and gathered their tales together into this brilliant and definitive collection, sifting and carefully selecting the most vivid stories in their best form, but not doctoring them in any way, not even in the language. She preserved the rough, ready wit, their drama, poetry, and humanity. In addition, J. Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard Kipling’s father) designed a host of ingenious and charming illustrations to accompany them, full of the flavour of India. And R.C. Temple prepared notes that give a thorough
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Title Tales of the Punjab: Folklore of India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8175101326
length xix+326p., Illustrations; 22cm.