Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Talking Animals: Explorations in an Indian Literary Genre

Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Patrick Olivelle
University of Texas at Austin

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In this chapter, the author focuses on the ways this crossing of species boundaries is represented in a variety of Indian literary genres and look at some of the beliefs and ideologies that may underlie animal fables.

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Olivelle, Patrick. Talking Animals: Explorations in an Indian Literary Genre. Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 3 - 14 Oct 2013. ISBN 9781908049599. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21340. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21340. Oct 2013

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