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Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The mythic figure Satya Pīr has a wide following among Hindus and Muslims alike in the Bangla-speaking regions of South Asia. Believed to be an avatara of krsna, or a Sufi saint, or somehow both, he ... More


The Princess Who Nursed Her Own Husband: Gayārāma Dāsa's Madanamañjarī Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Princess Who Nursed Her Own Husband, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


Introduction

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the eight tales in this volume. The stories celebrate Satya Pīr, a figure of religious power who is nominally both Muslim and Hindu; they ... More


ABOUT THE TRANSLATIONS

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter talks about the translations of the eight tales in this volume. The author has taken a slightly different tack: the translations are not retellings, but faithful renderings of the ... More


The Wazir's Daughter Who Married a Sacrificial Goat: Kavi Ārif's Lālmon Kecchā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Wazir's Daughter Who Married a Sacrificial Goat, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Unwilting Garland of Faithfulness: Kiṇkara Dāsa's Rambhāvatī Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Unwilting Garland of Faithfulness, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Fabled Beṅgamā Bird and the Stupid Prince: Kavi Kaṇva's Ākhoṭi Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Fabled Bengamā Bird and the Stupid Prince, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Disconsolate Yogī Who Turned the Merchant's Wife into a Dog: Dvīja Kavibara's Bāghāmbara Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Disconsolate Yogī Who Turned the Merchant's Wife into a Dog, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Mother's Son Who Spat up Pearls: Kiṅkara Dāsa's Matilāla Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mother's Son Who Spat up Pearls, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Erstwhile Bride and Her Winged Horse: Anonymous Manohara Phāsarā Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Erstwhile Bride and Her Winged Horse, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Bloodthirsty Ogress Who Would Be Queen: Kiṅkara Dāsa's Śaśīdhara Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Bloodthirsty Ogress Who Would Be Queen, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


Constitutionalism and the Judiciary in Bangladesh

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the role of the judiciary in Bangladesh in promoting and enforcing the principles of constitutionalism. It introduces the historical background of Bangladeshi constitutionalism ... More


Sluicing in Indo-Aryan: An investigation of Bangla and Hindi

Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Andrew Simpson

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter establishes a profile of sluicing constructions in two widely-spoken Indo-Aryan languages of South Asia: Bangla and Hindi. Although traditionally described as being wh-in-situ languages, ... More


Vulgar Kāvya: Badḍu Canṇdḍīdās's Śrīkṛṣṇakīrttana

Jesse Ross Knutson

in Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry: The Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520282056
eISBN:
9780520957794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282056.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter offers a reading of Baḍu Caṇḍīdās's poem in both implicit and explicit comparison to the Sena archive. How do we characterize the śriīkṛṣṣṇṇakiīrttana's relationship to the literary ... More


Sange Thakun: Bangla News Channels and Media-citizenry

Nilanjana Gupta

in Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092056
eISBN:
9780199082889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092056.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

With special reference to the current scenario in West Bengal, this chapter argues that the rise and popularity of Bangla news channels like Star Ananda, 24 Ghanta, Kolkata TV, and Tara News have ... More


(Il)-licit Pronoun-Antecedent Relations in Bangla

Satarupa Das

in Cross-Linguistic Studies of Imposters and Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199336852
eISBN:
9780199364855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336852.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Pronominal agreement with imposter DPs and secondary sources is subject to cross-linguistic variation, which is illustrated here with a comparative study of the relevant facts from English and ... More


The intonational phonology of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali

Sameer ud Dowla Khan

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The current model of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali prosody proposes three basic pitch accents and three hierarchically-structured prosodic units—the Accentual Phrase, the Intermediate Phrase, and the ... More


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