The Folk-Element in Hindu Culture:A Contribution to Socio-Religious Studies in Hindu Folk-Institutions (Classic Reprint) Benoy Kumar Sarkar
Katharine Pyle´s masterly retelling of well-loved folk tales from around the world. The Meester Stoorworm - A Story from Scotland Jean Malin and the Bull Man - A Louisiana Tale The Widow’s Son - A Scandinavian Tale The Wise Girl - A Serbian Story The History of Ali Cogia - From the Arabian Nights Oh! - A Cossack Story The Talking Eggs - A Story from Louisiana The Frog Princess - A Russian Story The Magic Turban, the Magic Sword and the Magic Carpet - A Persian Story The Three Silver Citrons - A Persian Story The Magic Pipe - A Norse Tale The Triumph of Truth - A Hindu Story Life’s Secret - A Story of Bengal Dame Pridgett and the Fairies 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000190/bk_redd_000190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels:Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching Kirin Narayan
Okay, let´s get one thing straight. I didn´t write this book to de-convert anyone. Honest. So, if you´re a devout Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Mormon, Catholic, Scientologist, or whatever, you just keep on doing what you´re doing. No offense, but, as long as you´re a good person who doesn´t try to shove your beliefs down my throat or protest at military funerals, I really couldn´t give a rodent´s rectum about your spirituality. It´s none of my business. Go to church. Don´t eat pork. Worship Ganesh. Pray your rosary. Jump on couches and pretend you´re on Oprah? Whatever. If it keeps you from going on a multi-state killing spree armed with grenades and an Uzi, knock yourself out! For your information, I wrote this book, well, for your information. That´s it. Over the years I´ve been asked more and more how I went from being a Catholic to a teen atheist to a rabid Bible thumper (with a mullet!) to a (somewhat) mild-mannered atheist and I´ve always said, "It´s a really long story. I´ll write a book about it someday. I promise". Now, after repeating this oath a bazillion or two times, frankly, I´m tired of stalling. So, instead of procrastinating more or becoming rude to (mostly) well-meaning folks who are just curious, here you go. I done wrote a book about it. So if this book offends you, don´t launch a campaign to re-convert me. Don´t carpet bomb me with hellfire and brimstone emails. If you´re really pissed off, I´m so nice I´ll give you a list of names and home addresses of all the people who´ve pestered me for the story contained in this audiobook. So go bother them! It´s their fault this book exists, not mine! Incidentally, if you feel so inclined, you can pray for me. That´s cool. Whatever lights your altar candles, partner. That´s none of my business either. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068469/bk_acx0_068469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.