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Folklore of the Santal Parganas, Vol. 1

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(3,5 Sterne; 2 Bewertungen)

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 the character, The Oilman, in the story, "The Oilman and His Sons"), to the tragically comical (as 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. (3 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Preface

7:33

Read by Maria Celano

Bajun and Jhore

7:50

Read by Westwinds12

Anuwa and His Mother

4:59

Read by Westwinds12

Ledha and the Leopard

8:12

Read by Westwinds12

Cruel Stepmother, The

11:17

Read by Victoria Grace

Karmu and Dharmu

10:25

Read by Kirk Thomas

The Jealous Stepmother

2:56

Read by Heather Lambert

The Pious Woman

3:32

Read by Justin S Barrett

The Wise Daughter-in-Law

3:15

Read by vanrose

The Oilman and His Sons

3:12

Read by mducky2

The Girl Who Found Helpers

7:46

Read by Beth Peat

How to Grow Rich

5:54

Read by Dan Threetrees

The Changed Calf

4:44

Read by Tim Bulkeley

The Koeri and the Barber

3:30

Read by Maria Celano

The Prince Who Acquired Wisdom

7:03

Read by mawrtea

The Monkey Boy

7:33

Read by Jesika

The Miser's Servant

6:26

Read by Anna Simon

Kuwar and the Rajahs Daughter

15:43

Read by Kirk Thomas

The Laughing Fish

8:05

Read by David Baker

How the Cowherd Found a Bride

8:21

Read by Anna Simon

Kara and Guja

5:22

Read by tipaew

The Magic Cow

14:17

Read by Betsie Bush

Lita and His Animals

17:42

Read by Leon Mire

The Boy Who Found His Father

5:43

Read by frankjf

The Oilman's Bullock

5:10

Read by Leon Mire

Bewertungen

An interesting collection

(3 Sterne)

The quality of the recording is a bit variable, but the pieces are so short that even if you strike a bad one (and there are only two which were bad enough to mention) that they are gone in a couple of minutes. The structrue of the stories isn't as rounded as say, in the Brothers Grimm. Or perhaps, to listeners from that culture, they are? All in all, though, very interesting if you are into folklore.

Folklore of Santal Parganas

(4 Sterne)

A fun collection of tales read by various readers. Some of the morality sounded strange to my western mind, yet I throughly enjoyed these short peices.