These eight closely related 18th and 19th century Bengali folk tales are here newly translated from archival documents. The tales are well known to both Bengali-speaking Hindus and Muslims. They tell of Satya Pir, a helpful deity or figure of myth, and the people he helps in dramatic disasters or daily drudgery. Satya Pir's bravura of humour, cunning, magic, enterprise and miraculous powers keeps any audience (or reader) well entertained! With notes, glossary, reading list and index.
Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs : Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal
PublisherOxford University Press