2009 reissue of the 1965 Cornell study, Mythology and the Tolerance of the Javanese. The author had had three years of field study in Java before writing the monograph which includes translations of Javanese versions of parts of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Javanese culture and mores are related to psychological and sociological aspects of the traditional wayang (shadow plays) which incorporate local beliefs and priorities into the basically Hindu mythology of the dramatised sagas. The author relates some common Javanese social attitudes of accepting difference without stress or difficulty to the moral pluralism of many of the characteristics and dramatic situations presented. With line drawings and glossary.
Mythology and the Tolerance of the Javanese
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AuthorsAnderson, Benedicts R. O'g