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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


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 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 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 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.


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 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 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 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.


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