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Folklore of the Santal Parganas, Vol. 1

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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 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.

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.
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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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 7m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:11