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Folklore of The Santal Parganas: Book by Cecil H. Bompas

Folklore of The Santal Parganas

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ISBN: 9788121207546    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2001     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 324        Language: English
Description About The Author:- CECIL HENRY BOMPAS, an orientalist, great scholar, authority on Tribal studies was an officer in Indian Civil Service during British days. He fell in love with santali culture...Read more
Description About The Author:- CECIL HENRY BOMPAS, an orientalist, great scholar, authority on Tribal studies was an officer in Indian Civil Service during British days. He fell in love with santali culture and language, while he was posted in Bengal Presidency. Then he walked extensively in Singhbhum and Manbhum districts. He was immensely interested in the Folklore, so he decided to translate the selected Folk tales of the area into English. Subsequently he edited and compiled the stories into book form in a very scientific and scholarly manners. In his academic pursuit, the veteran author worked in association with the Asiatic Society of Bengal, in order to make his scholarly works with authenticity and greater credibility. Once retired C. H. Bompas devoted his entire time and energy to literary and Scholarly pursuits, till he breathed his last, as an honoured and contented man.Contents:- PART I: • BAJUN AND JHORE • ANUWA AND HIS MOTHER • LEDHA AND THE LEOPARD • THE CRUEL STEPMOTHER • KARMU AND DHARMU • THE JEALOUS STEPMOTHER • THE PIOUS WOMAN • THE WISE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW • THE OILMAN AND HIS SONS • THE GIRL WHO FOUND HELPERS • HOW TO GROW RICH • THE CHANGED CALF • THE KOERI AND THE BARBER • THE PRINCE WHO ACQUIRED WISDOM • THE MONKEY BOY • THE MISER'S SERVANT • KUWAR AND THE RAJAH'S DAUGHTER • THE LAUGHING FISH • HOW THE COWHERD FOUND A BRIDE • KARA AND GUJA • THE MAGIC COW • LITA AND HIS ANIMALS • THE BOY WHO FOUND HIS FATHER • THE OILMAN'S BULLOCK • HOW SABAI GRASS GREW • THE MERCHANT'S SON AND THE RAJAH'S DAUGHTER • THE FLYCATCHER'S EGG • THE WIFE WHO WOULD NOT BE BEATEN • SAHDE GOALA • THE RAJAH'S SON AND THE MERCHANT'S SON • THE POOR WIDOW • THE MONKEY AND THE GIRL • RAMAI AND THE ANIMALS • THE MAGIC BEDSTEAD • THE GHORMUHAS • THE BOY WHO LEARNT MAGIC • THE CHARITABLE JOGI • CHOTE AND MOTE • THE DAYDREAMER • THE EXTORTIONATE SENTRY • THE BROKEN FRIENDSHIP • A STORY TOLD BY A HINDOO • THE RAIBAR AND THE LEOPARD • THE UNGRATEFUL SNAKE • THE TIGER'S BRIDE • THE KILLING OF THE TIGER • THE DREAM • THE KING OF THE BHUYANS • THE FOLLISH SONS • KORA AND HIS SISTER • A STORY ON CASTE • TIPI AND TEPA • THE CHILD WITH THE EARS OF THE OX • THE CHILD WHO KNEW HIS FATHER • JOGESHWAR'S MARRIAGE • THE STRONG MAN • THE RAJAH'S ADVICE • THE FOUR JOGIS • THE CHARITABLE RAJAH • A VARIANT. - THE WANDERING RAJA • THE TWO WIVES • SPANLING AND HIS UNLESS • THE SILENT WIFE • THE DUMB SHEPHERD • THE GOOD DAUGHER-IN-LAW • THA RAJAH'S DREAM • THE MONGOOSE BOY • THE STOLEN TREASURE • DUKHU AND HIS BONGA WIFE • THE MONKEY HUSBAND • LAKHAN AND THE WILD BUFFALOES • THE BOY WITH THE STAG • THE SEVEN BROTHERS AND THE BONGA GIRL • THE TIGER'S FOSTER CHILD • THE CATERPILLAR BOY • THE MONKEY NURSEMAID • THE WIFE WHO COULD NOT KEEP A SECRET • SIT AND LAKHAN • THE RAJAH WHO WENT TO HEAVEN • SEVEN TRICKS AND SINGLE TRICK • FULJHARI RAJAH • THE CORPSE OF THE RAJAH'S SON • THE SHAM CHILD • THE SONS OF THE KHEROHURI-RAJAH • THE DOG BRIDE • WEALTH OR WISDOM • A GOALA AND THE COW • THE TELLTALE WIFE • THE BRIDEGROOM WHO SPOKE IN RIDDLES • THE LAZY MAN • ANOTHER LAZY MAN • THE WIDOW'S SON • THE BOY WHO WAS CHANGED INTO A DOG • BIRLURI AND BIRBANTA • THE KILLING OF THE RAKHAS • THE CHILDREN OF THE VULTURES • THE FERRY MAN • CATCHING A THIEF • THE GRASPING RAJAH • THE PRINCE WHO WOULD NOT MARRY • THR PRINCE WHO FOUND TWO WIVES • THE UNFAITHFUL WIFE • THE INDUSTRIOUS BRIDE • THE BOY AND HIS FATE • THE MESSENGERS OF DEATH • THE SPEAKING CRAB • THE LEOPARD OUTWITTED • THE WIND AND THE SUN • THE COLDEST SEASON • PART II: THE JACKAL AND THE CROW • TIGER CUB AND THE CALF • THE JACKAL AND THE CHICKENS • THE JACKAL PUNISHED • THE TIGERS AND THE CAT • THE ELEPHANTS AND THE ANTS • A FOX AND HIS WIFE • THE JACKAL AND THE CROCODILES • THE BULLFROG AND THE CRAB • THE HYENA OUTWITTED • THE CROW AND THE EGRET • THE JACKAL AND THE HARE • THE BRAVE AND THE LEOPARDS • PART III: THE FOOL AND HIS DINNER • THE STINGLY DAUGHTER • THE BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS DANCE • THE DEAF FAMILY • THE FATHER-IN-LAW'S VISIT • RAMAI AND SOMAI • THE TWO BROTHERS • THE THREE FOOLS • THE CURE FOR LAZINESS • THE BRAHMIN'S POWERS • RAM'S WIFE • PALO • TE WOMEN'S SACRIFICE • THE CHIEF'S SON • THE DIVORCE • THE FATHER AND THE FATHER-IN-LAW • THE REPROOF • ENIGMAS • THE TOO PARTICULAR WIFE • THE PAHARIA SOCIALISTS • HOW A TIGER WAS KILLED • THE GOALA'S DAUGHTER • THE BRAHMIN'S CLOTHES • THE WINNING OF THE BRIDE • PART IV: MARRIAGE WITH BONGAS • THE BONGA HEAVEN • LAKHAN AND THE BONGA • THE HOUSE BONGA • THE SARSAGUN-MAIDEN • THE SCHOOLBOY AND THE BONGA • THE BONGA'S CAVE • THE BONGA'S VICTIM • BAIJAL AND THE BONGA • RAMAI AND THE BONGA • THE BOUNDARY BONGA • THE BONGA EXORCISED • PART V: THE BEGINNING OF THINGS • CHANDO AND HIS WIFE • THE SIKHAR RAJAH • THE ORIGIN OF TOBACCO • THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS • THE NEXT WORLD • AFTER DEATH • HARES AND MEN • A LEGEND • PREGNANT WOMEN • THE INFLUENCE OF THE MOON • ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN • THE DEAD • A HUNTING CUSTOM • PART VI: WITCHCRAFT • OF DAINS AND OJHAS • INITIATION INTO WITCHCRAFT • WITCH CRAFT • WITCH STORIES • WITCH STORIES • WITCH STORIES • THE TWO WITCHES • THE SISTER-IN-LAW WHO WAS A WITCH • RAMJIT BONGA • THE HERD BOY AND THE WITCHES • THE MAN-TIGER • GLOSSARY • APPENDIX •About The Book:- This Beautiful Collection Of Folk Tales Is A Valuable Addition To A Not So Rich Indian Folk Literature Available In English, Particularly Of Tribal Communities. This Painstakingly Collected And Edited Collection Of Folk Tales Of Santal Parganas Must Be A Collector'S Item For All Those, Who Are Keenly Interested In Indian Folk Literature In General And The Tribal Folklore In Particular. This Book Is A Unique Gift For The Awakened And Educated Individuals Among Santals, Who Feel Proud Of Their Aboriginal Culture, Art And Literature. Simultaneously, This Work Is An Asset For All Lovers Of Literature In India And Abroad And For All The Scholars Working In The Areas Of Art, Culture, Civilization, Literature And Indology In A Broader Sense. The Stories Mainly Revolving Around Santali (And Munda) Tribe, Have Been Clarified Into Six Parts, On The Basis Of Topicality And Its Backdrop, Which Make It Easier For The Reader To Pick Up His Choice In Acordance With His Or Her Interest Or Mood., About The Author:- Cecil Henry Bompas, An Orientalist, Great Scholar, Authority On Tribal Studies Was An Officer In Indian Civil Service During British Days. He Fell In Love With Santali Culture And Language, While He Was Posted In Bengal Presidency. Then He Walked Extensively In Singhbhum And Manbhum Districts. He Was Immensely Interested In The Folklore, So He Decided To Translate The Selected Folk Tales Of The Area Into English. Subsequently He Edited And Compiled The Stories Into Book Form In A Very Scientific And Scholarly Manners. In His Academic Pursuit, The Veteran Author Worked In Association With The Asiatic Society Of Bengal, In Order To Make His Scholarly Works With Authenticity And Greater Credibility. Once Retired C. H. Bompas Devoted His Entire Time And Energy To Literary And Scholarly Pursuits, Till He Breathed His Last, As An Honoured And Contented Man., Content:- Part I: • Bajun And Jhore • Anuwa And His Mother • Ledha And The Leopard • The Cruel Stepmother • Karmu And Dharmu • The Jealous Stepmother • The Pious Woman • The Wise Daughter-In-Law • The Oilman And His Sons • The Girl Who Found Helpers • How To Grow Rich • The Changed Calf • The Koeri And The Barber • The Prince Who Acquired Wisdom • The Monkey Boy • The Miser'S Servant • Kuwar And The Rajah'S Daughter • The Laughing Fish • How The Cowherd Found A Bride • Kara And Guja • The Magic Cow • Lita And His Animals • The Boy Who Found His Father • The Oilman'S Bullock • How Sabai Grass Grew • The Merchant'S Son And The Rajah'S Daughter • The Flycatcher'S Egg • The Wife Who Would Not Be Beaten • Sahde Goala • The Rajah'S Son And The Merchant'S Son • The Poor Widow • The Monkey And The Girl • Ramai And The Animals • The Magic Bedstead • The Ghormuhas • The Boy Who Learnt Magic • The Charitable Jogi • Chote And Mote • The Daydreamer • The Extortionate Sentry • The Broken Friendship • A Story Told By A Hindoo • The Raibar And The Leopard • The Ungrateful Snake • The Tiger'S Bride • The Killing Of The Tiger • The Dream • The King Of The Bhuyans • The Follish Sons • Kora And His Sister • A Story On Caste • Tipi And Tepa • The Child With The Ears Of The Ox • The Child Who Knew His Father • Jogeshwar'S Marriage • The Strong Man • The Rajah'S Advice • The Four Jogis • The Charitable Rajah • A Variant. - The Wandering Raja • The Two Wives • Spanling And His Unless • The Silent Wife • The Dumb Shepherd • The Good Daugher-In-Law • Tha Rajah'S Dream • The Mongoose Boy • The Stolen Treasure • Dukhu And His Bonga Wife • The Monkey Husband • Lakhan And The Wild Buffaloes • The Boy With The Stag • The Seven Brothers And The Bonga Girl • The Tiger'S Foster Child • The Caterpillar Boy • The Monkey Nursemaid • The Wife Who Could Not Keep A Secret • Sit And Lakhan • The Rajah Who Went To Heaven • Seven Tricks And Single Trick • Fuljhari Rajah • The Corpse Of The Rajah'S Son • The Sham Child • The Sons Of The Kherohuri-Rajah • The Dog Bride • Wealth Or Wisdom • A Goala And The Cow • The Telltale Wife • The Bridegroom Who Spoke In Riddles • The Lazy Man • Another Lazy Man • The Widow'S Son • The Boy Who Was Changed Into A Dog • Birluri And Birbanta • The Killing Of The Rakhas • The Children Of The Vultures • The Ferry Man • Catching A Thief • The Grasping Rajah • The Prince Who Would Not Marry • Thr Prince Who Found Two Wives • The Unfaithful Wife • The Industrious Bride • The Boy And His Fate • The Messengers Of Death • The Speaking Crab • The Leopard Outwitted • The Wind And The Sun • The Coldest Season • Part Ii: The Jackal And The Crow • Tiger Cub And The Calf • The Jackal And The Chickens • The Jackal Punished • The Tigers And The Cat • The Elephants And The Ants • A Fox And His Wife • The Jackal And The Crocodiles • The Bullfrog And The Crab • The Hyena Outwitted • The Crow And The Egret • The Jackal And The Hare • The Brave And The Leopards • Part Iii: The Fool And His Dinner • The Stingly Daughter • The Backwards And Forwards Dance • The Deaf Family • The Father-In-Law'S Visit • Ramai And Somai • The Two Brothers • The Three Fools • The Cure For Laziness • The Brahmin'S Powers • Ram'S Wife • Palo • Te Women'S Sacrifice • The Chief'S Son • The Divorce • The Father And The Father-In-Law • The Reproof • Enigmas • The Too Particular Wife • The Paharia Socialists • How A Tiger Was Killed • The Goala'S Daughter • The Brahmin'S Clothes • The Winning Of The Bride • Part Iv: Marriage With Bongas • The Bonga Heaven • Lakhan And The Bonga • The House Bonga • The Sarsagun-Maiden • The Schoolboy And The Bonga • The Bonga'S Cave • The Bonga'S Victim • Baijal And The Bonga • Ramai And The Bonga • The Boundary Bonga • The Bonga Exorcised • Part V: The Beginning Of Things • Chando And His Wife • The Sikhar Rajah • The Origin Of Tobacco • The Transmigration Of Souls • The Next World • After Death • Hares And Men • A Legend • Pregnant Women • The Influence Of The Moon • Illegitimate Children • The Dead • A Hunting Custom • Part Vi: Witchcraft • Of Dains And Ojhas • Initiation Into Witchcraft • Witch Craft • Witch Stories • Witch Stories • Witch Stories • The Two Witches • The Sister-In-Law Who Was A Witch • Ramjit Bonga • The Herd Boy And The Witches • The Man-Tiger • Glossary • Appendix •
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