Tales From Thakurmar Jhuli: Twelve Stories from Bengal

Paperback | November 8, 2012

byDakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar

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Bringing together twelve stories from Thakurmar Jhuli, originally compiled by Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar in 1907, this book opens a window to the true spirit of grandmother's yarns. From 'Dalim Kumar', the story of a prince who has to match his wits against a demoness to save his brothersto 'Fox the Schoolteacher', a morbid tale about a wily fox whose evil deeds leads to his own downfall, these stories are told in a language that is simple and full of rhymes and songs.Originating in centuries-old tales passed down through generations in the villages of Bengal, the collection recovers the fast-disappearing heritage of traditional fairytales that were once an oral legacy of every child in India. These twelve stories-freshly translated for the volume and accompaniedby evocative line drawings-capture the spirit of the original stories while retaining their readability.

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Bringing together twelve stories from Thakurmar Jhuli, originally compiled by Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar in 1907, this book opens a window to the true spirit of grandmother's yarns. From 'Dalim Kumar', the story of a prince who has to match his wits against a demoness to save his brothersto 'Fox the Schoolteacher', a morbid tale abo...

Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar was a distinguished writer of stories for children in Bengali. One of his major contributions to Bengali literature is a four-volume compilation of Bengali folk and fairy tales, of which Thakurmar Jhuli (Grandmother's Bag of Tales) is the best loved.Sukhendu Ray (translator) is a well-known translator. He ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:November 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198082207

ISBN - 13:9780198082200

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Table of Contents

Translator's NoteRabindranath Tagore: Preface to the OriginalBharati Ray: Introduction'Kiranmala''Sheeth and Vasanth''Neelkamal and Lalkamal''Princess Kalavati''Manimala''The Champa Brothers''Dalim Kumar''Kanchanmala and Kankanmala''The Gold Wand and the Silver Wand''Sukhu and Dukhu''Brahman and Brahmani''Fox the Schoolteacher'