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What Exactly Are Folk Tales ?

The Royal Institute Dictionary B.E.2542 (1999) defined 'tales' as 'the stories that are passed down orally for generations such as, for example, Jataka Tales and the Tales of Isop'...

The Elements That Make Up Folktales

Traditional were the oral tradition of adults. Stories about peoples' lives and imaginations as they struggled with their fears and anxieties by telling tales. Probably helped them to better be able to struggle with them in real life. While many o...

Why Are Folktales Important?

Folk tales consist of mainly traditional oral narratives which include legends, proverbs, music, jokes and stories which belong to a particular culture or social group. Most folk stories or ngano embody the hopes and aspirations of the majority of...

Folktales Versus Fairy Tales

Most girls are big fans of bedtime stories. This fact is not amusing as it is always good to hear stories of magic and mythical creatures before drifting off to dreamland. Young girls also don’t care about the literature piece as long as the stori...

The Essence Of Indian Folktales

Folk tales form an important part of the collective psyche of a society. Folk tales evolve over the centuries. They are enriched by the soil. Generation after generation, people narrate these tales, relish them, interchange them and enrich them. O...

Where Did These Folk Tales Come From?

Did you know where our folktales come from? Have you ever wondered about the origins of the popular folktales we all love? From where did this reservoir of Indian stories travel to the world? Here we tell you a story of all these stories. It feels...

The Folklore Of Bihar

Folklore, like all other products of man's artistic endeavour, is an ideological manifestation of human creativity. Folklore includes all myths, legends, folk tales, ballads, riddles, proverbs and superstitions (Dundes 1989). The term folklore was...

Learning About Wisdom, Ethics And Nature

For many centuries in India, folk tales passed down individual and community values, morality, wisdom, devotional practices, local legend and myth. The tradition extends into sacred texts, such as the great ancient epic, the “Mahabharata”, a rever...

Folk Tales Teach Kids That Sometimes Life Isn't Fair

Long before there were books, children from all countries, races and languages have been pleading, "Tell me a story!" Fairy tales and folk tales were passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. And when people migrated to new lands...

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