The Rainboy; Tulu Folk Tales

Author:

B. Surendra Rao

,

K. Chinnappa Gowda

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2018
ISBN-13

9788193560945

ISBN-10 8193560949
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14x3
Weight (grms) 634

The tales in this collection give a glimpse of the folk sensibilities of the Tulu people of Karnataka, and illustrate the heterogeneity of their society. They were narrated by various persons in different times and space. They have been chosen from different regions of Tulunādu and the people from whom the stories were collected by the fieldworkers belong to different castes, age group and gender.


The collection includes male and women centered tales, tales about families, fate, gods, demons, and animals. They unveil various kinds of actors, human and non-human, myriad situations and predicaments.


The Rainboy also offers a variety of pictures and is drawn in different colours. They are unique to the society which narrated or heard them. As in all folktales, they vary from the real to the fanciful, of this world to the world beyond, of men and women of all kinds to animals and birds of all kinds, about the experience that we have had to the experience that we wish to have.


As A.K. Ramanujan once said – ‘Read these tales and don’t forget to pass them on. You never know what might happen’. A delightful and essential collection for anyone interested in Tulu folklore.

B. Surendra Rao

B. Surendra Rao is a retired Professor of History, Mangalore University, where he had taught between 1982 and 2008.

K. Chinnappa Gowda

K. Chinnappa Gowda is Professor of Kannada at Mangalore University and was, for a while, the Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka Folklore University.
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