Folklore of the Santal Parganas
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Folklore of the Santal Parganas

By Cecil Henry Bompas
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  • Folklore of the Santal Parganas
  • Translated by Cecil Henry Bompas of the Indian Civil Service
  • 1909
  • Preface
  • Table of Contents
  • Part I.
    • I. Bajun and Jhore.
    • II. Anuwa and His Mother.
    • III. Ledha and the Leopard.
    • IV. The Cruel Stepmother.
    • V. Karmu and Dharmu.
    • VI. The Jealous Stepmother.
    • VII. The Pious Woman.
    • VIII. The Wise Daughter-in-Law.
    • IX. The Oilman and His Sons.
    • X. The Girl Who Found Helpers.
    • XI. How to Grow Rich.
    • XII. The Changed Calf.
    • XIII. The Koeri and the Barber.
    • XIV. The Prince Who Acquired Wisdom.
    • XV. The Monkey Boy.
    • XVI. The Miser’s Servant.
    • XVII. Kuwar and the Raja’s Daughter.
    • XVIII. The Laughing Fish.
    • XIX. How the Cowherd Found a Bride.
    • XX. Kara and Guja.
    • XXI. The Magic Cow.
    • XXII. Lita and His Animals.
    • XXIII. The Boy Who Found His Father.
    • XXIV. The Oilman’s Bullock.
    • XXV. How Sabai Grass Grew.
    • XXVI. The Merchant’s Son and the Raja’s Daughter.
    • XXVII. The Flycatcher’s Egg.
    • XXVIII. The Wife Who Would Not Be Beaten.
    • XXIX. Sahde Goala.
    • XXX. The Raja’s Son and the Merchant’s Son.
    • XXXI. The Poor Widow.
    • XXXII. The Monkey and the Girl.
    • XXXIII. Ramai and the Animals.
    • XXXIV. The Magic Bedstead.
    • XXXV. The Ghormuhas.
    • XXXVI. The Boy Who Learnt Magic.
    • XXXVII. The Charitable Jogi.
    • XXXVIII. Chote and Mote.
    • XXXIX. The Daydreamer.
    • XL. The Extortionate Sentry.
    • XLI. The Broken Friendship.
    • XLII. A Story Told by a Hindu.
    • XLIII. The Raibar and the Leopard.
    • XLIV. The Ungrateful Snake.
    • XLV. The Tiger’s Bride.
    • XLVI. The Killing of the Tiger.
    • XLVII. The Dream.
    • XLVIII. The King of the Bhuyans.
    • XLIX. The Foolish Sons.
    • L. Kora and His Sister.
    • LI. A Story on Caste.
    • LII. Tipi and Tepa.
    • LIII. The Child with the Ears of an Ox.
    • LIV. The Child Who Knew His Father.
    • LV. Jogeshwar’s Marriage.
    • LVI. The Strong Man.
    • LVII. The Raja’s Advice.
    • LVIII. The Four Jogis.
    • LIX. The Charitable Raja.
    • LX. A Variant.—The Wandering Raja.
    • LXI. The Two Wives.
    • LXII. Spanling and His Uncles.
    • LXIII. The Silent Wife.
    • LXIV. The Dumb Shepherd.
    • LXV. The Good Daughter-in-Law.
    • LXVI. The Raja’s Dream.
    • LXVII. The Mongoose Boy.
    • LXVIII. The Stolen Treasure.
    • LXIX. Dukhu and His Bonga Wife.
    • LXX. The Monkey Husband.
    • LXXI. Lakhan and the Wild Buffaloes.
    • LXXII. The Boy with the Stag.
    • LXXIII. The Seven Brothers and the Bonga Girl.
    • LXXIV. The Tiger’s Foster Child.
    • LXXV. The Caterpillar Boy.
    • LXXVI. The Monkey Nursemaid.
    • LXXVII. The Wife Who Could Not Keep a Secret.
    • LXXVIII. Sit and Lakhan.
    • LXXIX. The Raja Who Went To Heaven.
    • LXXX. Seven-Tricks and Single-Trick.
    • LXXXI. Fuljhari Raja.
    • LXXXII. The Corpse of the Raja’s Son.
    • LXXXIII. The Sham Child.
    • LXXXIV. The Sons of the Kherohuri Raja.
    • LXXXV. The Dog Bride.
    • LXXXVI. Wealth or Wisdom.
    • LXXXVII. The Goala and the Cow.
    • LXXXVIII. The Telltale Wife.
    • LXXXIX. The Bridegroom Who Spoke in Riddles.
    • XC. The Lazy Man.
    • XCI. Another Lazy Man.
    • XCII. The Widow’s Son.
    • XCIII. The Boy Who Was Changed into a Dog.
    • XCIV. Birluri and Birbanta.
    • XCV. The Killing of the Rakhas.
    • XCVI. The Children and the Vultures.
    • XCVII. The Ferryman.
    • XCVIII. Catching a Thief.
    • XCIX. The Grasping Raja.
    • C. The Prince Who Would Not Marry.
    • CI. The Prince Who Found Two Wives.
    • CII. The Unfaithful Wife.
    • CIII. The Industrious Bride.
    • CIV. The Boy and His Fate.
    • CV. The Messengers of Death.
    • CVI. The Speaking Crab.
    • CVII. The Leopard Outwitted.
    • CVIII. The Wind and the Sun.
    • CIX. The Coldest Season.
  • Part II.
    • CX. The Jackal and the Crow.
    • CXI. The Tiger Cub and the Calf.
    • CXII. The Jackal and the Chickens.
    • CXIII. The Jackal Punished.
    • CXIV. The Tigers and the Cat.
    • CXV. The Elephant and the Ants.
    • CXVI. A Fox and His Wife.
    • CXVII. The Jackal and the Crocodiles.
    • CXVIII. The Bullfrog and the Crab.
    • CXIX. The Hyaena Outwitted.
    • CXX. The Crow and the Egret.
    • CXXI. The Jackal and the Hare.
    • CXXII. The Brave Jackal.
    • CXXIII. The Jackal and the Leopards.
  • Part III
    • CXXIV. The Fool and His Dinner.
    • CXXV. The Stingy Daughter.
    • CXXVI. The Backwards and Forwards Dance.
    • CXXVII. The Deaf Family.
    • CXXVIII. The Father-in-Law’s Visit.
    • CXXIX. Ramai and Somai.
    • CXXX. The Two Brothers.
    • CXXXI. The Three Fools.
    • CXXXII. The Cure for Laziness.
    • CXXXIII. The Brahman’s Powers.
    • CXXXIV. Ram’s Wife.
    • CXXXV. Palo.
    • CXXXVI. The Women’s Sacrifice.
    • CXXXVII. The Thief’s Son.
    • CXXXVIII. The Divorce.
    • CXXXIX. The Father and the Father-in-Law.
    • CXL. The Reproof.
    • CXLI. Enigmas.
    • CXLII. The Too Particular Wife.
    • CXLIII. The Paharia Socialists.
    • CXLIV. How a Tiger Was Killed.
    • CXLV. The Goala’s Daughter.
    • CXLVI. The Brahman’s Clothes.
    • CXLVII. The Winning of a Bride.
  • Part IV
    • CXLVIII. Marriage with Bongas.
    • CXLIX. The Bonga Headman.
    • CL. Lakhan and the Bongas.
    • CLI. The House Bonga.
    • CLII. The Sarsagun Maiden.
    • CLIII. The Schoolboy and the Bonga.
    • CLIV. The Bonga’s Cave.
    • CLV. The Bonga’s Victim.
    • CLVI. Baijal and the Bonga.
    • CLVII. Ramai and the Bonga.
    • CLVIII. The Boundary Bonga.
    • CLIX. The Bonga Exorcised.
  • Part V.
    • CLX. The Beginning of Things.
    • CLXI. Chando and His Wife.
    • CLXII. The Sikhar Raja.
    • CLXIII. The Origin of Tobacco.
    • CLXIV. The Transmigration of Souls.
    • CLXV. The Next World.
    • CLXVI. After Death.
    • CLXVII. Hares and Men.
    • CLXVIII. A Legend.
    • CLXIX. Pregnant Women.
    • CLXX. The Influence of the Moon.
    • CLXXI. Illegitimate Children.
    • CLXXII. The Dead.
    • CLXXIII. Hunting Custom.
  • Part VI.
    • CLXXIV. Witchcraft.
    • CLXXV. Of Dains and Ojhas.
    • CLXXVI. Initiation into Witchcraft.
    • CLXXVII. Witchcraft.
    • CLXXVIII. Witch Stories.
    • CLXXIX. Witch Stories.
    • CLXXX. Witch Stories.
    • CLXXXI. The Two Witches.
    • CLXXXII. The Sister-in-Law Who Was a Witch.
    • CLXXXIII. Ramjit Bonga.
    • CLXXXIV. The Herd Boy and the Witches.
    • CLXXXV. The Man-Tiger.
  • Glossary.
  • Appendix
    • Introduction.
    • (1)—The River Snake.
    • (2)—The Sons of the Tigress.
    • (3)—The Tiger’s Marriage.
    • (4)—The Jackal and His Neighbours.
    • (5)—The Jackal and the Tigers.
    • (6)—The Wild Buffaloes.
    • (7)—The Grateful Cow.
    • (8)—The Belbati Princess.
    • (9)—The Bread Tree.
    • (10)—The Origin of Sabai Grass (Ischaemum Angustifolium).
    • (11)—The Faithless Sister.
    • (12)—The Cruel Sisters-in-Law.
    • (13)—The False Rānī.
    • (14)—The Jackal and the Kite.
    • (15)—The Sons of the Raban Rājā.
    • (16)—The Potter’s Son.
    • (17)—The Wonderful Cowherd.
    • (18)—The Strong Prince.
    • (19)—The Prince Who Became King of the Jackals.
    • (20)—The Mongoose Boy.
    • (21)—The Prince and the Tigress.
    • (22)—The Cunning Potter.
  • Colophon
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    • Revision History
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