The Folk-Tales of Burma: An Introduction

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Gerry Abbott
BRILL, 2000 - 392 pages
This handbook is the first in-depth overview of the fascinating world of Burmese folk-tales. Part one provides a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary survey of folk-tale studies, together with a broad functional classification of Burma's tales. Part two presents, mostly for the first time in a European language, the categorized actual tales themselves. With commentaries on plots and cross-cultural motifs - past and present. With index, substantial bibliography, and suggestions for further research.
 

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Introduction
3
function form and field
12
The collection and study of folktales in Burma
20
A categorisation of selected tales from Burma
26
PHENOMENA TALES
29
Suggestions for further research
41
Introduction
51
Why the Kachins have so many nats Kachin
80
Kyongsi the sparrow and the Naga king Palaung
236
The rabbit and the fox Mindat Chin
238
The elephant versus the tiger Palaung
239
The fellow at the towneaters house Taungyo
241
The ten simpletons Arakanese
243
Tall tales Yaw
250
Mr Golden Simple and his wife Burman
255
The end of the Na Hsaung Soe ogres Padaung
258

Commentary
88
The original state of the earth Kayah
91
Sunset and sunrise Yaw
95
The story of the rainbow Shan
97
The eclipse of the sun Rawang
98
The eclipse of the moon I Tanhkun Naga
100
The eclipse of the moon II Burman
102
The liferestoring plant on the moon Lahu
105
Why we have earthquakes Tanhkun Naga
106
Indawgyi or Naunglut Kachin
108
The elephant Sgaw Karen
111
Buffalo and man Shan
113
Kyikan Asho Chin
114
Why the owls eyes are open wide Karen
115
The grass snake Kayah
117
Aeikpa Chin
119
How tea was discovered Yaw
120
Thuya Yaw
121
Hsa Ma Lady Salt Rawang
122
WONDER TALES Commentary
127
The weretiger and Keik Sal Hpo Nwan Chin
133
The werehorse Karen
139
The Snake Prince Burman
141
36 Two Burmese crocodile tales Burman
149
Concern for humans only brings me pain Arakanese
150
or the soulbutterfly Burman
153
Cham Seng and the peet Palaung
158
The ghost in the royal service Burman
159
Aran Aung and his friend Mon
160
from painter to king Karen
162
Nan Yihsaing Kaw Shan
168
The brown lotus Arakanese
173
Smim Katut Kalawam Mon
176
Nan La An Karen
183
Eindaw Shinma Intha
192
Master BornofEgg Mon
198
The Silver Hill Burman
204
The Story of Tugleba Bwe Karen
209
TRICKSTER SIMPLETON TALES ETC Commentary
218
The man in a boat who wasnt afraid of ghosts Mon
221
The canny Lord of Death Pao
222
Liar Mvkang sells ashes Rawang
225
Stick spear and golden spear Lahu
226
If you shit on the way theres a hundred to pay Intha
228
The story of Ataplem Mon
230
The monkey and the crocodile Shan
235
The painting competition Palaung
262
GUIDANCE TALES LAY Commentary
267
The peacock king of the birds Karen
268
The no hands dance Lisu
269
The longtongued person has twice the burden Intha
271
The wise fox Somra Naga
274
Jackfruit tree and bitter gourd vine Maru
276
Five hundred steps Rawang
277
To each his own Mon
279
Looking for true love Lahu
281
The abbots mantra Pao
284
The coconut palm owner Kachin
288
The man who looked for the Lord of Death Arakanese
290
Lets have a carveup Mon
294
GUIDANCE TALES CLERICAL Commentary Law tales All Burman
297
Tiger as judge
298
The ardent young lover as judge
299
The promise
300
The elephantdriver who lost his elephant
303
Makebelieve tales
304
Monks tales All Burman
307
To each his own foot
308
Saturdayborns
310
The monk and the dwindling tiger
311
ran because the other ran
312
The British envoy
313
The village wiseman and the elephant tracks
314
Jataka tales Various sources
315
The lovesick widower AssakaJataka
316
The narrow highway RajovadaJataka
319
The grateful elephant AlinaCittaJataka
322
Learning an old ones tricks can get you out of a fix TipallatthaMiga Jataka
326
The naga prince BhuridattaJataka
329
The hare SasaJataka
332
Compound tales Commentary
336
The elephant and the man IB + IIB Kayah
337
Hkun Hsaik IB + IIIA Shan
338
The rose apple tree IB + IA Burman
342
The legend of Tawmepa IA + IIB Karen
345
Nang Upem and Khun Sarnlaw IA + IB Shan
349
Dont trust every smooth talker IIIA + IIB Pao
353
Bibliography
357
Ethnological notes
366
Index
385
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Gerry Abbott, Ph.D. (1997) in Education, Manchester University, and now Honorary Fellow at Manchester University, has published extensively in the teaching of English overseas. His more recent books on Burmese culture include "Inroads into Burma" (Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1997). Khin Thant Han, M.A. (1977) in English, Rangoon Institute of Education, taught for many years in Burmese Universities. Retiring as Senior Lecturer in English in 1994, she now concentrates on translating from, and occasionally broadcasting in, Burmese.