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Author Narayan, Kirin.

Title Storytellers, saints, and scoundrels : folk narrative in Hindu religious teaching / Kirin Narayan.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1989]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  398.08 N218S    Check Shelf
Description x, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Contemporary ethnography series
Publication of the American Folklore Society, New series
Contemporary ethnography series.
Contents There's always a reason -- Lives and stories -- Sadhus -- The listeners -- Loincloths and celibacy -- False gurus and gullible disciples -- Death and laughter -- Heaven and hell -- The divine storyteller -- The world of stories -- Storytelling as religious teaching.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [267]-282.
Subject Storytelling -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Asceticism -- Hinduism.
Hindus -- Folklore -- History and criticism.
Tales -- India -- History and criticism.
Hinduism -- Customs and practices.
ISBN 081221269X paperback
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