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Folktales of Bhutan Paperback – Black & White, May, 1995

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The first attempt of a Bhutanese to record in English the oral traditions of their kingdom has resulted in this collection of thirty-eight folktales and legends. 35 pp. illustrations. All of the stories recounted here were heard by the author when she was a child living in Bumthang, in the central part of Bhutan and are the ones that she passes on in the spirit of the oral tradition. Each story has been aptly illustrated by a Bhutanese artist.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 197 pages
  • Publisher: White Lotus Co Ltd; 1st edition (May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9748495965
  • ISBN-13: 978-9748495965
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,265,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 17, 1998
Format: Paperback
Something that is slowly vanishing, as the country progresses, Kunzang Choden has grabbed the truth of it and recorded it splendidly before it fades away. Culture. Tradition. The passing down. What was once done orally,the indigenous folktales of Bhutan as the author remembered them told in her childhood are offered to us with an array of humorous, touching, pleasing stories. Apparently the author realized that the stories were starting to be replaced by modern technology. In doing so, so much was lost. Here she takes us on a rich journey through her country, and it's fading folktales that she has vividly bought back to life. And for those who want to know more about this country, this book would be even more recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leslie S. Gn on November 17, 2000
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'Folk tales of Bhutan' is the first of a two volume collection of Buthanese folk tales and legends by Kunzang Choden. The second volume is entitled, 'Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti'. Both are excellent books that are very fascinating and also fun to read. Kunzang Choden has not only done a wonderful job by retelling these stories in both her books, but she has also preserved Buthanese oral tradition for everyone to appreciate.
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