South Asian Folklore - A Handbook

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This is an excellent handbook that begins with an overview of the cultural background of South Asia, and examines different types of folklore and the difficulties of defining and classifying folklore genres. It then provides a substantial selection of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other pieces of folklore from South Asia. This is followed by a look at research on the subject, along with an exploration of South Asian folklore in literature and popular culture.

The book closes with a glossary and a bibliography of print and electronic resources. Its a useful resource for students, researchers, faculty and information professionals.

Published: 2006
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Press, USA