Encyclopaedia of Indian Folk Literature (12 Vols-Set)

, Cosmo, 2000, 2797 p, 12 Vols, Illustrations, ISBN : 8177550551, $325.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Encyclopaedia of Indian Folk Literature

Contents: Vol. 1: Folk Tales of the Punjab Told by the People /Flora Anne Steel: 1. Sir Buzz. 2. The rat's wedding. 3. The faithful Prince. 4. The bear's bad bargain. 5. Prince lionheart and his three friends. 6. The lambikin. 7. Boroluchi. 8. Princess aubergine. 9. Valiant Vicky, the brave weaver. 10. The son of seven mothers. 11. The sparrow and the crow. 12. The tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal. 13. The King of the crocodiles. 14. Little anklebone. 15. The close alliance. 16. The two brothers. 17. The Jackal and the Iguana. 18. The death and burial of poor hen-sparrow. 19. Princess pepperina. 20. Peasie and beansie. 21. The Jackal and the Partridge. 22. The snake-woman and King Ali Mardan. 23. The wonderful ring. 24. The Jackal and the pea-hen. 25. The grain of corn. 26. The farmer and the money-lender. 27. The lord of death. 28. The wrestlers. 29. The legend of Gwashbrari, the glacier hearted queen. 30. The barber's clever wife. 31. The Jackal and the crocodile. 32. How Raja Rasalu was born. 33. How Raja Rasalu went out into the world. 34. How Raja Rasalu's friends forsook him. 35. How Raja Rasalu killed the giants. 36. How Raja Rasalu became a Jogi. 37. How Raja Rasalu journeyed to the city of King Sarkap. 38. How Raja Rasalu Swung the seventy fair maidens, daughters of the King. 39. How Raja Rasalu played Chaupur with King Sarkap. 40. The King who was fried. 41. Prince half-a-son. 42. The mother and daughter who worshipped the sun. 43. The Ruby Prince. Notes to the tales. Analysis of the tales on the folklore society's plan. Survey of the incidents in modern Indian Aryan Folk-tales.

Vol. 2: The Folk Literature of Bombay/R.E. Enthoven: Introduction. 1. Worship of natural objects. 2. Worship of natural objects (continued). 3. Tree and snake worship. 4. Worship of ancestors, holy men, and saints. 5. Spirit possession-and scaring. 6. Totemism and animal worship. 7. Evil eye and avoidance. Witchcraft and magic. 7. Dreams and omens. 8. Disease deities and curing of disease in human beings. 10. Women's rites. 11. Village, field, and other rites. 12. Miscellaneous beliefs and practices. Appendix: Questions on folklore/W. Crooke. Index.

Vol. 3: Tales of the Sun or Folklore of Southern India/Howard Kingscote and Pandit Nayesa Sastri: 1. The three deaf men. 2. Why Brahmans cannot eat in the dark. 3. The Soothsayer's son. 4. Ranavirasing. 5. Charity alone conquers. 6. Mr. Won't give and Mr. Won't leave. 7. Mr. Mighty-of-his-mouth. 8. The mother-in-law became an ass. 9. The story of Appayya. 10. The Brahmin girl that married a tiger. 11. The good husband and the bad wife. 12. The good wife and the bad husband. 13. The lost camel; i). The three calamities. ii). The honest but Rash Hunter. iii). The Brahman's wife and the Mungoose. 13. The faithless wife and the ungrateful blind man: i). The wonderful mango fruit. ii). The poisoned food. iii). Eating up the protector. 14. The monkey with the Tom-Tom. 15. Pride goeth before a fall. 16. Good will grow out of good. 17. Light makes prosperity. 18. Chandralekha and the eight robbers. 19. The conquest of fate. 20. The Brahman priest who became an Amildar. 21. The gardener's cunning wife. 22. Keep it for the beggar. 23. Good luck to the lucky one. 24. Retaliation. 25. The beggar and the five muffins. 26. The Brahmarakshars and the hair. Notes.

Vol. 4: Folk Tales of Bengal/Lal Behari Dey: 1. Life's secret. 2. Phakir Chand. 3. The indigent Brahman. 4. The story of the Rakshasas. 5. The story of swet-Basanta. 6. The evil eye of Sani. 7. The boy whom seven mothers suckled. 8. The story of prince sobur. 9. The origin of opium. 10. Strike but hear. 11. The adventures of two thieves and of their sons Part I & Part II. 12. The ghost Brahman. 13. The man who wished to be perfect. 14. A ghostly wife. 15. The story of a Brahmadaitya. 16. The story of a Hiraman. 17. The origin of rubies. 18. The match-making Jackal. 19. The boy with the moon on his forehead. 20. The ghost who was afraid of being bagged. 21. The field of bones. 22. The bald wife.

Vol. 5: Stories of India Moral, Mystical, Spiritual and Romantie/Rose Reinhardt Anthon: 1. The singer and his teacher. 2. The straight path. 3. The magic casket. 4. The Saint and the snake. 5. The Yogi and the housewife. 6. The emperor and the sage. 7. The Hermit and the householder. 8. All for the Gooroo's books. 9. The Yogi and the Hunter. 10. Real renunciation. 11. The Hermit and the villager. 12. Matching the Pearl. 13. The oak and the vine. 14. The moon-Maiden.

Vol. 6: Sacred Tales of India/Swijendra Nath Neogi: 1. The divine brothers. 2. Snatched from death. 3. By Itu's favour. 4. The bride of Yama. 5. The Goddess who devoured elephants. 6. The slayer of Kangsa. 7. Chand, the unbeliever. 8. The gift of the ascetic. 9. The sun's twin sons. 10. The consequences of generosity. 11. A Brahman's ban. 12. The Pir's power. 13. The gander-eater. 14. The fatal oath. 15. Sacrificed to Varuna. 16. Joyabati--the gift of Joya. 17. Saved from the cat. 18. The wife who used to eat the first Morsel. 19. The wife who cooked beef. 20. The banished girls. List of illustrations.

Vol. 7: Folklore of Gujarat/R.E. Enthoven; Vol. 8: Folklore of Konkan/R.E. Enthoven: 1. Nature powers. 2. The Heroic godlings. 3. Disease deities. 4. The worship of ancestors and saints. 5. The worship of the malevolent dead. 6. The evil eye and the scaring of ghosts. 7. Tree and serpent worship. 8. Totemism and fetishism. 9. Animal worship. 10. Witchcraft. 11. General. Appendix.

Vol. 9: Himalayan Folklore/E.S. Oakley and Tara Dutt Gairola: Preface. General introduction. I. Legends of Heroes: 1. Raja man Sah. 2. Kaffu Chawhan. 3. Kala Bhandari. 4. Surju Kunwar. 5. Kali Harpal. 6. Baga Rawat. 7. Panchu Thag. 8. Bhagdeo the Warrior. 9. Ajwa Bampla. 10. Brahma Kunwar. 11. Saunu and Birmu. 12. Hansa Kunwar. 13. Malu Sahi and Rajula. 14. Gangu Ramola. 15. Bighni and Bijai Pal. 16. Kunji Pal and Kirti Pal. 17. Jag Deo Panwar (Katura). 18. Raja Pritam Deo. 19. Sumeru, Rautela and Rani Surma. 20. Hyunraj Mahara. 21. Brahma Deo and Birma Dotiali. 22. Raja Brahmdeo's war against the Champawat Rajas. 23. Adhapati Chauhan and Dhamdeo Chauhan. 24. Belwals of belihat. 25. Chhaplia Hyunr. 26. Asa Rawat. 27. Goril. 28. Ranu Rawat and Supia Rawat. 29. Birth of Deoki, mother of Krishna. 30. The invention of ploughing. 31. Nirankar. 32. Song in honour of Nirankar. II. Wit and Wisdom: Introduction/Rev. E.S. Oakley. 1. Warning to misers. 2. The lucky simpleton. 3. The precious counsel. 4. The three fools. 5. The sagacious dog. 6. A senseless fool. 7. A village wiseacre. 8. The debtor borrows with cheerfulness but repays with sorrow. 9. Wonderful feats of two ascetics. 10. A faqir alone can judge the merit of another faqir. 11. Faith in God's bounty. 12. The impatient creditor. 13. A darvesh's wise advice. 14. The godly man is as mad to the world as the worldly man to the Soul. 15. Your majesty is the fourth fool. 16. Discernment of God or God helps a righteous person. 17. A simpleton who followed his instructions too literally. 18. In this afe all are sinners. 19. A cripple favoured by luck. 20. A faithful wife who saved her husband from death. 21. The two clever thieves. 22. The Bhadra outwitted. 23. Wisdom superior to wealth. 24. The thing most appreciated in the world. 25. An upright officer. 26. A just and wise King. 27. The King is like the philosopher's stone.

III. Animal Lore: 1. The foxes and the elephant. 2. The Jackal and the tiger's den. 3. The Jackal and the tigers. 4. The tiger and the traveller. 5. The she-goat and the leopard. 6. The feline race. 7. The cunning foe. 8. A tangled yarn. 9. A goat's resources. 10. The sensitive tiger. 11. The elephant and the mouse. 12. The cat and the mouse. 13. An ungrateful fox chastised by God. 14. A fox and a bear. 15. The ambitious mouse. IV. Bird Folklore: 1. The Titwa bird and the sea. 2. The Listia bird and the elephant. 3. A rash mother turned into a wild dove. 4. An anxious brother turns into a wild pigeon. 5. Faith in God saves the pigeons. 6. The cuckoo. 7. A wonderful mouse. 8. The fox and the partridge. V. Ghost and Demon Lore: 1. The Kayasth and the demon. 2. The princess and the enchanted sword. 3. The prince and the demon's daughter. 4. The prince and the celestial flowers. 5. The ghost and the sick man. 6. The ghost and the firewood. 7. A magical contest. 8. The ghost and the four women. 9. The dead man who moved and talked. 10. A ghost in a mill. 11. The ghost in his son. 12. A girl and her snake husband. 13. The boy and the demoness.

Vol. 10: Indian Tales/Elizabeth Sharpe: 1. The King's horse. 2. The negation of time. 3. Th decrees of fate. 4. The two swans. 5. Unfitting gifts. 6. An old debt. 7. A pot of milk. 8. The water pot. 9. The second water pot. 10. The gift of a bad genius. 11. Everything for the best. 12. The King's daughter. 13. The bashful Goddess. 14. The strange tale of Hirasuri. Appendix.

Vol. 11: The Kathakosha, or Treasury or Stories/C.H. Tawney: Preface. 1. Story concerning the wroship of the Jina. 2. Story of Devapala. 3. Story of the two Hermits that brought down a deluge on the city of Kunala. 4. Story of the Hermit and the carter. 5. Story of Acokadatta and his son Cripati. 6. Story of Devadharma and Devacarman. 7. Story of Samriddhidatta and Cripati in a former birth. 8. Story of the Brahman Vasudeva. 9. Story of prince Yacobhadra. 10. Story of Madanarekha and her son Nami. 11. Story of Nagadatta. 12. Story of prince Sanatkumara. 13. The previous births of Sanatkumara and the Yaksha. 14. Story of prince Amarachandra. 15. Story of the couple of parrots. 16. Story of King Sura and his wife, Crutimati, who were born again as King Simhadhvaja and queen Madanavali. 17. Story of the ploughman who became a King. 18. Story of Dipacikha. 19. Story of Kuruchandra and his friends Vasantadeva and Kamapala. 20. Story of Kuruchandra in a former birth. 21. How Vasantadeva and Kamapala obtained their wives. 22. Story of the fortunate youth Dhanya. 23. Story of Aramacobha and the grateful snake. 24. Story of Aramacobha in a former life. 25. Story of Rishidatta. 26. Story of King Harishena, who became a Hermit. 27. Story of Rishidatta in her previous births. 28. Story of metarya. 29. Story of Ratnacikha. 30. Story of prince Virangada and his friend Sumitra. 31. Story of the Hypocritical ascetic and the two maidens. 32. Story of Amaradatta and Mitrananda. 33. Story of the wise Minister Jnanagarbha. 34. Story of Lalitanga. 35. Story of the parrot that brought the fruit of immortality. 36. Story of Damannaka, who was first born as a fisherman, and then as the son of a merchant. 37. Story of Kulavalaka, the Hermit, who proved unfaithful to his vows. 38. Previous history of Kulavalaka. 39. Story of Kanakaratha. 40. Story of King Bharata and his brother, King Bahubali, and of the war that took place between them. 41. Story of Nala and Davadanti. Appendix, containing notes, by Professor Leumann, of the strasburg University. Index.

Vol. 12: Vikrama's Adventures, or the Thirty-Two Tales of the Throne: A Collection of Stories about King Vikram as told by the Thirty-Two Statuettes that Supported his Throne/Franklin Edgerton: Preface. Introduction. 1. Plan of the work. 2. Relation of recensions to original and to each other. 3. Name of the work: great variation in the ms. titles. 4. Date and authorship of the work. 5. Who was Vikrama?. 6. Composite outline of the original Vikramacharita. 7. Principles of text and translation: typographical devices. 8. Translation of Vikrama-Charita or Vikrama's adventures. 9. The frame-story in eight sections, Roman I to VIII. 10. The thirty-two stories told by the thirty-two statuettes. 11. Sections peculiar to individual recensions of the Vikrama-Charita. Appendix. Translation of the story of Vikramaditya's birth.

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