Bhutanese Folk Tales -From the East and the South

(3 reviews)

Published In: 2004
ISBN: 978-99936-611-3-9
No. of Pages: 122

Book Overview

The book features 20 folktales from eastern and southern parts of Bhutan. It was written over a period of one-and-a-half years. Bhutanese folktales, like others from around the world, are usually centered around universal elements—the trials and tribulations of common men and women, kings and queens, wild and domestic animals, gods and goddesses, demons and deities, and other unearthly beings. Animals often play thematic and allegorical roles. Bhutan has a rich tradition of oral literature, but oral literary genre are quickly vanishing as print media supplements the function of memory characteristics of traditional societies. It's here that folktales, like the ones Gopilal Acharya has compiled and written, act as a point of reference to our roots, giving us a sense of history, identity, and direction.

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Customer Reviews (3)

by Sangay wangchuk (July 25, 2022)

9 Reviews

That book brings back our childhood memories with no gadgets and internet but busy listening to the stories told by grand parents. That collection of stories came from various corners of the country preserving indigenous culture. 

by Kunzang Thinley (December 08, 2020)

1 Reviews

The book is filled with fun, magical and horror stories. There are some stories in the book that my grandmother told me and it reminds me of my late grandmother .My favorite story from the book was the magic pumpkin because it is very interesting. I don't get bored even when i read it again and again. This book is really good, very awesome, I recommend to everyone. This are the best folktale I have ever read...… when i read this book i think that it is not just an imagination but it is in real life.

by Pelden Wangchuk (July 31, 2020)

21 Reviews

The collection of stories and folktales from Bhutan is easy and si please to read. Most stories are common that we heard from childhood but the book gives you a feeling of dejavu.

Read when you have nothing but ponder what to do.