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Title Fabulous females and peerless Pīrs : tales of mad adventure in old Bengal / translated by Tony K. Stewart
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 267 pages)
Contents The wazir's daughter who marries a sacrificial goat (Kavi Ārif's Lālmon kecchā) -- The unwilting garland of faithfulness (Kiṇkara Dāsa's Rambhāvatī pālā) -- The fabled Beṅgamā bird and the stupid prince (Kavi Kaṇva's Ākhoṭi pālā) -- The disconsolate yogī who turned the merchant's wife into a dog (Dvīja Kavibara's Bāghāmbara pālā) -- The mother's son who spat up pearls (Kiṅkara Dāsa's Matilāla pālā) -- The erstwhile bride and her winged horse (Anonymous Manohara phāsarā pālā) -- The bloodthirsty ogress who would be queen (Kiṅkara Dāsa's Śaśīdhara pālā) -- The princess who nursed her own husband (Gayārāma Dāsa's Madanamañjarī pālā)
Summary This book presents translations of eight closely related 18th- and 19th-century Bengali folk tales centered on Satya Pīr and the people he helps. While the worship of Satya Pīr is the ostensible motivation for the tales, they really demonstrate his miraculous powers, which authenticate him as a legitimate object of worship
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) and index
Notes Translated from Bengali
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Subject Religious pluralism.
Short stories, Bengali -- Translations into English.
Bangladesh -- Social life and customs.
Bengal (India) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Translations.
Form Electronic book
Author Stewart, Tony K., 1954-
ISBN 0195165292
1435619285 (electronic bk.)
9781435619289 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)