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Folk Tales of the Maldives

Folk Tales of the Maldives

  • Title: Folk Tales of the Maldives
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  • ISBN : 9788776941055
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 336 pages


The Maldives are mainly known as an equatorial tourist paradise to the south of India but some will know the archipelago risks drowning owing to global warming Far less is known about the people, who have occupied these islands for millennia but whose deep indigenous culture is today under threat from a multitude of external forces.This volume is a collection of 80 tradit The Maldives are mainly known as an equatorial tourist paradise to the south of India but some will know the archipelago risks drowning owing to global warming Far less is known about the people, who have occupied these islands for millennia but whose deep indigenous culture is today under threat from a multitude of external forces.This volume is a collection of 80 traditional short stories and legends selected from the large corpus of stories in the local oral tradition, and translated and illustrated by the author who is the foremost authority on the language and anthropology of the Maldives These folk tales offer keen insights both into the history, culture and beliefs of the people of the Maldives and into the world they live in The close relationship the Maldivians have with their environment is clear, likewise the syncretic nature of their Islamic faith, the tales bustling with spirits, sorcerers and monsters as well as local people, seabirds, etc.Would be travellers to the Maldives will find this a unique insight into the real country behind the tourist brochures For scholars, the folk tales and analytical material offer a wonderful literary folklore resource as well as fresh perspectives on the effects of globalization


Author Xavier Romero Frias




Folk Tales of the Maldives Reviews (8)

  • This is an enjoyable book of folklore from the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean Though the author s writing in the introduction is a bit stiff, the 80 tales included are characterized by strong storytelling, and paint a vivid picture of the traditional culture of the Maldives The stori [..]

  • I absolutely loved this book Such a wonderful refresher of old stories I grew up with and some new stories I didn t even know were part of our rich literary history The author does a good job of adding enough information to make it mass market appealing for non Maldivians but still stays true to the [..]

  • My favorite kind of folktale collection Contains a large number of stories 80 , has footnotes and a decent introduction, and, most importantly, names the people who told the stories. An excellent book, presenting a wide variety of stories from a part of the world that is little known to Weste [..]

  • It took me a while to finally finish this one because I was reading it in between other reads I really enjoyed it though There were many stories in Folk Tales of the Maldives and each one gave you a kind of sense of culture in the Maldives I especially liked the how it happened stories Such as the o [..]

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