Folklore of the Santal Parganas, Vol. 1

UNKNOWN ( - ), translated by Cecil Henry BOMPAS ( - )

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.

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Maria Celano
00:07:33
Play 02 Bajun and Jhore Westwinds12
00:07:50
Play 03 Anuwa and His Mother Westwinds12
00:04:59
Play 04 Ledha and the Leopard Westwinds12
00:08:12
Play 05 Cruel Stepmother, The Victoria Grace
00:11:17
Play 06 Karmu and Dharmu Kirk Thomas
00:10:25
Play 07 The Jealous Stepmother Heather Lambert
00:02:56
Play 08 The Pious Woman Justin S Barrett
00:03:32
Play 09 The Wise Daughter-in-Law vanrose
00:03:15
Play 10 The Oilman and His Sons mducky2
00:03:12
Play 11 The Girl Who Found Helpers Beth Peat
00:07:46
Play 12 How to Grow Rich Dan Threetrees
00:05:54
Play 13 The Changed Calf Tim Bulkeley
00:04:44
Play 14 The Koeri and the Barber Maria Celano
00:03:30
Play 15 The Prince Who Acquired Wisdom mawrtea
00:07:03
Play 16 The Monkey Boy Jesika
00:07:33
Play 17 The Miser's Servant Anna Simon
00:06:26
Play 18 Kuwar and the Rajahs Daughter Kirk Thomas
00:15:43
Play 19 The Laughing Fish David Baker
00:08:05
Play 20 How the Cowherd Found a Bride Anna Simon
00:08:21
Play 21 Kara and Guja tipaew
00:05:22
Play 22 The Magic Cow Betsie Bush
00:14:17
Play 23 Lita and His Animals Leon Mire
00:17:42
Play 24 The Boy Who Found His Father frankjf
00:05:43
Play 25 The Oilman's Bullock Leon Mire
00:05:10