Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching

ISBN-10: 081221269X
ISBN-13: 9780812212693
Edition: 1989
Authors: Kirin Narayan
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Description: Supplements eight folk narratives with discussion of audience participation and response as well as relevant Hindu themes.

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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Supplements eight folk narratives with discussion of audience participation and response as well as relevant Hindu themes.

Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration
Introduction
Orientations
There's Always a Reason
Lives and Stories
Sadhus
The Listeners
Storytelling Occasions
Loincloths and Celibacy
False Gurus and Gullible Disciples
Death and Laughter
Heaven and Hell
The Divine Storyteller
Conclusions
The World of the Stories
Storytelling as Religious Teaching
Epilogue
Appendices
Glossary of Commonly Used Hindi Terms
Map of India
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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