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Hindu Folk Tales from Ancient Ceylon
Collected by Dick de Ruiter
ISBN: 9789074597876
Book (Paperback)
Binkey Kok, Holland
$18.95
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
176 pages
August 15, 2005


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In this book you will find a colorful collection of folk tales populated by mighty kings, handsome princes, crafty magicians, and talking animals. Bearing a striking resemblance to the tales of the Brothers Grimm, they are suffused with Eastern mystery and fantasy images.

These tales were handed down in the oral tradition of the people of ancient Ceylon (Sri Lanka). They were first recorded by British colonists and missionaries in the beginning of the 20th century, immortalizing the roots of the ancient Hindu tradition as it developed in Sri Lanka. These age-old narratives take us back to a time when the cultures of Asia were among the world's most sophisticated, and, with their fairy-tale atmosphere, give us an abundance of impressions so characteristic of Hindu lives in the ancient Far East.

Dick de Ruiter has been a yoga teacher since 1969 and since 1980 has specialized in the harmonic effects of sound. He is the author of the Binkey Kok Publications Book & CD series including Healing Sounds of Didgeridoo and The Unique Singing Bowl.
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