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Author Tham, Soso, 1873-1940.

Title Tales of darkness and light : Soso Tham's The old days of the Khasis / translated by Janet Hujon.

Imprint Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (102 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series World Oral Literature Series ; v. 9
World oral literature series.
Note Print version record.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. A Short Biographical Note; 3. Khasi Folktales About Darkness and Light; 4. Ki Symboh Ksiar-Grains of Gold; 5. Ka Persyntiew-The Flower Garden; 6. Pyrthei Mariang-The Natural World; 7. U Lyoh-The Cloud; 8. U Rngiew-The Dark One; 9. U Simpyllieng-The Rainbow; 10. Ka Ļing I Mei-Home; 11. Ka Meirilung-Gentle Motherland; 12. Lum Lamare-Lamare Peak; 13. Ka Aļom Ksiar-Season of Gold; Bibliography.
Summary "Soso Tham (1873-1940), the acknowledged poet laureate of the Khasis of northeastern India, was one of the first writers to give written poetic form to the rich oral tradition of his people. Poet of landscape, myth and memory, Soso Tham paid rich and poignant tribute to his tribe in his masterpiece The Old Days of the Khasis. Janet Hujon's vibrant new translation presents the English reader with Tham's long poem, which keeps a rich cultural tradition of the Khasi people alive through its retelling of old narratives and acts as a cultural signpost for their literary identity. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Indian literature and culture and in the interplay between oral traditions and written literary forms. This edition includes: " Original text " English translation " Critical apparatus " Embedded audio recordings of the original text."
Subject Light and darkness -- Poetry.
Literature: history and criticism.
Poetry anthologies (various poets)
Poetry by individual poets.
Light and darkness. (OCoLC)fst01938405
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Added Author Hujon, Janet.
Other Form: Print version: Tham, Soso. Tales of Darkness and Light : Soso Tham's The Old Days of the Khasis. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, ©2018 9781783744695
ISBN 9781783744701 (electronic bk.)
1783744707 (electronic bk.)

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