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Folklore of the Santal Parganas

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Download 01 – Bajun and Jhore audio
Download 02 – Anuwa and His Mother audio
Download 03 – Ledha and the Leopard audio
Download 04 – The Cruel Stepmother audio
Download 05 – Karmu and Dharmu audio
Download 06 – The Jealous Stepmother audio
Download 07 – The Pious Woman audio
Download 08 – The Wise Daughter-in-Law audio
Download 09 – The Oilman and His Sons audio
Download 10 – The Girl Who Found Helpers audio
Download 11 – How to Grow Rich audio
Download 12 – The Changed Calf audio
Download 13 – The Koeri and the Barber audio
Download 14 – The Prince Who Acquired Wisdom audio
Download 15 – The Monkey Boy audio
Download 16 – The Miser’s Servant audio
Download 17 – Kuwar and the Rajahs Daughter audio
Download 18 – The Laughing Fish audio
Download 19 – How the Cowherd Found a Bride audio
Download 20 – Kara and Guja audio
Download 21 – The Magic Cow audio
Download 22 – Lita and His Animals audio
Download 23 – The Boy Who Found His Father audio
Download 24 – The Oilman’s Bullock audio
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This is an intriguing collection of folklore from the Santal Parganas, a district in India located about 150 miles from Calcutta. As its Preface implies, this collection is intended to give an unadulterated view of a culture through its folklore. It contains a variety of stories about different aspects of life, including family and marriage, religion, and work. In this first volume, taken from Part I, each story is centered around a particular human character. These range from the charmingly clever (as in the character, The Oilman, in the story, “The Oilman and His Sons”) to the tragically comical (as in the character, Jhore, in the story “Bajun and Jhore”). In later parts, the stories will focus on other subjects, including spirits, animals, and legends from this culture.

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