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|Number of Pages||400 Pages|
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.