Folklore pervades childhoods, families and communities and is the language of the illiterate. Even in large, modern cities, folklore-proverbs, lullabies, folk medicine, folktales-is only a suburb away, a cousin or a grandmother away. Wherever people live, folklore grows. India is a country of many languages, religions, sects and cultures. It is a land of many myths and countless stories. Translated from twenty-two Indian languages, these one hundred and ten tales cover most of the regions of India and represent favorite's narratives from the subcontinent. A.K. Ramanujan's outstanding selection is an indispensable guide to the richness and vitality of India's ageless oral folklore tradition.
Folktales from India: The Penguin Premium Classic Edition
Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan
Penguin Modern Classics
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20 March 2023
Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan was an Indian poet and scholar of Indian literature and Linguistics. Ramanujan was also a professor of Linguistics at University of Chicago, a poet, scholar, Linguist, philologist, folklorist, translator, and playwright. He was posthumously awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1999.