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Folk Stories from Tibet

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Item Code: NAN263
Author: Frederic Lemalet
Publisher: Majnu ka Tila
Language: English
ISBN: 9782956033219
Pages: 172
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 6.0 inch
weight of the book: 370 gms
About the Book

In many ways folk tales are like dreams – you never know what’s going to happen next.

Ever since I was a little boy, I have been fascinated by stories. Most recently by Tibetan ones. Over the past several years, I recorded as many stories as I could and then translated them from Tibetan in to English in this book. These stories have been told and retold from generation to generation and in the process folk stories are translating moral codes, cultural values, and ancestral knowledge. And, let’s not forget, they also provide brilliant entertainment.

Many of the Tibetan words ate untranslatable, so with a few changes (and I hope the Tibetans will forgive me) and some readaptation, these beautiful folk stories that have been passed down over the year have finally found their way into this book.

Fifty-nine or sixty stories? Here is one more reason to open this book and find out…

Introduction

Folk tales are to literature what clouds are to the vast sky. They appear with the wind and grow by themselves, taking on shapes that are moving, beautiful, and peculiar. They are funny, sad, and frightening. The folk tale's true domain is the night, when the fire crackles and sleep is slow to come. It's then that the trees, the animals, and the people all start talking. Legendary warriors, mysterious princesses, demons, and spirits all emerge on the starry screen. These tales are like the wide-open spaces of the steppes and mountains. Over the grunts of the yaks, the voice of the Apalas and Amalas (Grandpa and Grandma) rises: Once upon a time. Nyima, nyima...

CONTENTS

1 Fishs and Traditions
2 The Story of the Three Pilgrims
3 In Search of Happiness
4 The Clever Artist
5 How Can You Be So Sure?
6 Uncle Dunba Plants Gold
7 The Tiny Monkey
8 Uncle Dunba Steals a Yak
9 Faster Than Lightning
10 The Famous Liar
11 Uncle Dunba Steals "Yesterday"
12 Carefree
13 My Father is Giving Birth!
14 Take Me to the River!
15 A Whistling Pika
16 The Bald Man
17 Watch Where You're Walking
18 Sharp Fangs
19 The Dreadful Beast
20 When I'm Older
21 The Story of the Mule's Butter
22 Silence Please!
23 Who's The Best?
24 The Grass Is Always Greener
25 A Upset Stomach
26 Greed
27 A Wolf Will Always Be a Wolf
28 An Impartial Judgment
29 Uncle Dunba Is Carried Home
30 It's Not Easy Being Stupid
31 The Two Rocks
32 Uncle Dunba and the Very Hot Day
33 A Good Meal
34 Together
35 A Bow at the Market
36 The Egg
37 The Clever Rabbit
38 The Wedding of Princess Mouse
39 Uncle Dunba Paints an Ox
40 The Escape of the King's Treasure
41 Two Rabbits and a Bear
42 A Talented Archer
43 The Laws of Nature
44 The Big Plan
45 The Mirror
46 A Father and His Son
47 Downstream
48 At the Hooves' Height
49 Dawa's Father
50 Uncle Dunba's Intelligence
51 The Queen of the Frogs
52 The Serious King
53 The Lake's Fish
54 The Small Bird
55 The Arrogant Frog
56 Uncle Dunba Speaks with the Birds
57 A Hungry Statue
58 The Special Hat
59 The Judge's Dream
60 Create Your Own Story...

 








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