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Introduction: The Living Story and the Storying of Life

Coralynn V. Davis

in Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Maithil women and storytelling. Through the imperatives of purdah, Maithil womanhood entails a significant degree of constriction of movement and ... More


Talking Tools, Femina narrans, and the Irrepressibility of Women

Coralynn V. Davis

in Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter looks at what happens in Maithil women's folktales when stories of women's suffering at the hands of other women are first suppressed and later overheard by men who have the ... More


Homo narrans and the Irrepressibility of Stories

Coralynn V. Davis

in Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter demonstrates that Maithil women weave theories of storytelling into their tales; moreover, some of these theories resonate with those developed in multidisciplinary literatures that ... More


Virtue, Truth, and the Motherline of Morality

Coralynn V. Davis

in Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the universe of virtue as it is displayed in Maithil women's taleworlds—such virtues as devoutness, compassion, and generosity. One striking characteristic of Maithil women's ... More


Metaphysical Questions of Fortune and Social Stratification

Coralynn V. Davis

in Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores how Maithil women see the relationship between experiences of prosperity and misery, on the one hand, and the capacity to tell stories, on the other. The persistence in ... More


Gendering Spatial Alterity: Why the Story Went into the Forest

Coralynn V. Davis

in Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the meaning of forests in Maithil women's tales. An examination of Maithil women's stories reveals that while forests and jungles represent a form of alterity to the settlement ... More


Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Coralynn V. Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Constrained by traditions restricting their movements and speech, the Maithil women of Nepal and India have long explored individual and collective life experiences by sharing stories with one ... More


Loving Compassion, Maternal Devotion, and the Yearning for Home

Coralynn V. Davis

in Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on tales in which the virtue of compassion is embodied in the persona of the devoted mother. Collectively, Maithil women's tales assert that maternal devotion presents an ... More


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