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1 Evolution of Calcutta Customs: A Study in History

A.K.Raha and Swadesh Basu

Rupa & Co., New Delhi, India, 2000, 81-7167-483-6 / 9788171674831, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 16 Cms x 23.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 242. 017302

Price: 18.00 USD
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Folk Tales From Tibet, Capt. W.F. O'Connor
2 Folk Tales From Tibet

Capt. W.F. O'Connor

Pilgrims Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7769-202-X / 9788177692020, First Edition, Paperback, New, New, 5.5 x 8.5 Inches 
Folk Tales from Tibet is a collection of some of the most exquisite stories from Tibet recorded by Captain W F O'Connor. These tales were collected during his tenure as secretary and interpreter with the Lhasa Mission of 1904. They were compiled at a time when the western world know little or nothing about this mystical and exotic country. Hidden high up in the trans-Himalayan Plateau, Tibet separates two of the most ancient cultures, namely China and India. Both have played a big part in its development. The introduction of Buddhism from India changed the life styles and beliefs of the Tibetan people and helped them to develop into a highly conscious Buddhist society. Still its Bon Po origins and traditions are evident in the Buddhist way of life. This is clearly reflected in the psyche of the Tibetan Peoples. It is also perceptible whilst reading these stories. Carefully selected, these tales give a complete picture of the life and styles of the Tibetan peoples of the times. Like all folk tales they are very representative of the cultures that they attempt to portray. Even though most of the tales according to the author fine their origins in both India and China, they have been moulded by time to be representative of the Tibetan culture as well. With the addition of some Tibetan love songs and poetry this volume provides excellent reading for all. Printed Pages: 176. 002350

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3 Glimpses of Karnataka Folklore

Dr Hebbale K. Nagesh

Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-8090-047-9 / 9788180900471, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 98 with colour plates. 003665

Price: 9.05 USD
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Indian Fairy Stories, Donald A. Mackenzie
4 Indian Fairy Stories

Donald A. Mackenzie

Pilgrims Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7769-121-X / 9788177691214, Reprint, Paperback, New, New, 5.5 x 8.5 Inches 
An anthology of some of the best stories ever produced on the subcontinent, this collection is presented in a style that all ages can appreciate and understand. These stories will enlighten and entertain readers who wish to go back and remember things as they were. These are stores of speaking animals, fairies and beasts, of princes and princesses, of love, happiness and sometimes extreme sorrow. They teach us to have a moral code acceptable not only to man but also to nature. They also reveal to us the Indian way of life, and give us glimpses of the true Indian Character. Printed Pages: 110. 002357

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Indian Fairy Tales, Joseph Jacobs
5 Indian Fairy Tales

Joseph Jacobs

Pilgrims Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7769-006-X / 9788177690064, Reprint, Paperback, New, New, 5.5 x 8.6 Inches 
Indian Fairy Tales is an exciting and entertaining collection of stores, full of the colour and enchantment of India, written for the amusement of children everywhere. Its universal appeal like in the striking similarities between Indian tales and those of European myth and legend, characters often having counterparts in Western tradition. Especially selected and retold to offer the best of India, these stories speak of snow-capped mountains, meandering rivers, the ocean, the blue heavens, the exquisite flora and fauna, and characters from paupers to princes. The tales of courage and sacrifice, love and adventure, magic and death offer both spellbinding entertainment as well as answers to fundamental questions of life. This enchanting book will be treasured not only by children who enjoy reading of adventure and heroism, but also by parents and educators looking for new ways to respond to the age-old request to "Tell Me a Story". Printed Pages: 255. 002941

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Simla Village Tales, Alice Elizabeth Dracott
6 Simla Village Tales

Alice Elizabeth Dracott

Pilgrims Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7769-118-X / 9788177691184, Reprint, Paperback, New, New, 5.5 x 8.5 Inches 
One Cannot sojourn for long in the East without hearing strange stories, all of which are vouched for by the natives. Most would make one's blood run cold, but they are irresistibly fascinating. Filled with pathos but almost always showing that every cloud has its silver lining, these tales carry the reader into the mythical past that was India. The majority of these tales have the raw transparency of folk art, whilst others are fashioned with uncommon sophistication. Many of the stories have been passed down by word of mouth. Long before the radio and television ever existed, People spend hours around fires telling stories for entertainment. First published in 1906, Simla Village Tales captivates and preserves some of the old folk tales of a long gone era. This new version of these same stories will show that little of their underlying meaning and significance has changed. Printed Pages: 146. 002353

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7 Tibetan Folk Tales

A.L. Shelton

Pilgrims Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7769-201-1 / 9788177692013, Reprint, Paperback, New, New, 5.5 x 8.5 Inches 
Tibet a land of mystery and mysticism has for centuries hidden itself from the outside world. For this reason Tibetan folktales have always attracted a vast audience. Many of these tales steeped in mystical imagery give the fertile imagination plenty of scope to work. Garnered from wandering herdsmen of the trans-Himalayan regions of Tibet as they sat around their campfires at night these tales delve deep into the traditional psyche of the Tibetan people. Shelton has selected these stories very carefully so that they may reflect the true culture of the Tibetan people. The fifty stories contained in this book will fascinate and entertain you time and time again. Whether you are old or young you may relate to these tales and derive your own meanings for each one. As with all eastern tales Tibetab folk tales have deeper meanings that may not be immediately understood and thus one may ponder over each tale to look for a deeper and hidden meaning. As with the Jataka tales associated with the Buddha and his teachings tales from Tibet are also adaptations of the same style and often the communications between men and animals forms the basis for these stories. Printed Pages: 192. 014523

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