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Fabulous Females and Peerless PirsTales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal$
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Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195165292.001.0001

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Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs

Tony K. Stewart

Oxford University Press

This chapter talks about the translations of the eight tales in this volume. The author has taken a slightly different tack: the translations are not retellings, but faithful renderings of the handwritten and printed originals, with many of the qualities of Bangla retained, including some that might qualify as quirks and oddities in English. Consequently, the stories will inevitably be somewhat uneven, because some of the authors are better than others in telling a tale.

Keywords:   cultural narratives, folk tales, translation, Bangla

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