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Nature, Culture and Gender

Re-reading the folktale, 1st Edition

By P. Mary Vidya Porselvi

Routledge India

210 pages

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Folktales in India have been told, heard, read and celebrated for many centuries. In breaking new ground, Indian folktales have been reread and examined in the light of the Mother Earth discourse as it manifests in the lifeworlds of women, nature and language. The book introduces ecofeminist criticism and situates it within an innovative folktale t

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgement Introduction 1. Mother Earth Discourse 2. The Creator and the Created 3. Silences and Speech 4. Food, Household and Sisterhood 5. Trees and Forest 6. Land and Water 7. Birds and Animals Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LCO000000
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
NAT000000
NATURE / General
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC011000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies