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Encyclopaedia of Folklore and Folktales of South Asia (In 15 Volumes)

Naresh Kumar (Editor)
Synopsis Folklore and folktales belong to the oral tradition of narrative literature. Folktales includes legends, fables, fairy stories, ghost stories, stories of giants and saints, devils and spirits, husband and wife tales, short humorous tales mostly relating to local characters. As such ‘folktales’ is a narrative literature, having supernatural, superstitions, high imagery, glorification and many more elements. These may pertain to a particular clan, a society, or a region depicting the popular beliefs, local deities, clan heroes, clan originaters etc. Folktales represent the richness of cultural heritage of the concerned society. The intention of folktales is psychological. Sometimes may be to relate the sense of superiority of self and clan of the orator, to glorify the might and brain of the clan heroes and clan deities. Sometimes intention may be mystifying the actual persons giving supernatural touch to their personality admixing humour or sensation thereto. South Asia, the cradle of h
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About the author

Naresh Kumar

Naresh Kumar has more than five years research experience on folklore. He has rich experience in research works and was directly associated with several research projects. He has attended several seminars and conferences.

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Title Encyclopaedia of Folklore and Folktales of South Asia (In 15 Volumes)
Author Naresh Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126114002
length cxx+4364p., 25cm.