Folk Tales of the Maldives

A collection of 80 traditional short stories and legends from the local oral tradition. These folk tales offer insights into the history, culture and beliefs of the people of the Maldives and into the world they live in.

Folk Tales of the Maldives

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Publisher: Nordic Inst of Asian Studies

ISBN: 9788776941048

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A collection of 80 traditional short stories and legends from the local oral tradition. These folk tales offer insights into the history, culture and beliefs of the people of the Maldives and into the world they live in.

Populations of the SAARC Countries

The above story clearly indicates that there was a continuous relation with Sri
Lanka and India at least in the sea route . The trade relationship is clearly
discernible through this folk story . Maldives The ancient history of Maldives is
obscure .

Populations of the SAARC Countries

Author: Jayanta Sarkar

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120725621

Page: 160

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The South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) encompasses seven countries of a large landmass containing one-fifth of the total global population. After the formation of SAARC in August 1980, several publications have been brought out by many organisations, which by and large deal with issues like economy, politics, administration and so on. This book comprises three articles, besides an introductory note by the editors and an epilogue on the important issues related to the bio-cultural relations-is the first of its kind. The book discusses, in depth, the biological and cultural affinities/linkages of the populations of these countries. While the biological affinities of the populations in respect of these countries have been traced back from the pre-historic to the contemporary period, the cultural linkages, with special reference to trade, religion, art, architecture and so on have been documented from the ancient to the medieval historical period of the region.

Locating Maldivian Women s Mosques in Global Discourses

Maldivian discussions of the rannamaari indicate that many people see this as a
story about Islam being introduced to ... observing that many Maldivian folk tales
feature dangerous female spirits, and that, “[t] abundance of women killing or ...

Locating Maldivian Women   s Mosques in Global Discourses

Author: Jacqueline H. Fewkes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030135853

Page: 220

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In this ethnographic examination of women’s mosques in the Maldives, anthropologist Jacqueline H. Fewkes probes how the existence of these separate buildings—where women lead prayers for other women—intersect with larger questions about gender, space, and global Muslim communities. Bringing together ethnographic insight with historical accounts, this volume develops an understanding of the particular religious and cultural trends in the Maldives that have given rise to these unique socio-religious institutions. As Fewkes considers women’s spaces in the Maldives as a practice apart from contemporary global Islamic customs, she interrogates the intersections between local, national, and transnational communities in the development of Islamic spaces, linking together the role of nations in the formation of Muslim social spaces with transnational conceptualizations of Islamic gendered spaces. Using the Maldivian women’s mosque as a starting point, this book addresses the roles of both the nation and the global Muslim ummah in locating gendered spaces within discourses about gender and Islam.

South Asian Folklore

In Maldivian villages , one of the most enjoyable evening activities is telling
stories . These range from tales about jinnis and other supernatural beings to
accounts of seafaring , health and sickness , and animal fables . A rich fund of
such folk ...

South Asian Folklore

Author: Peter Claus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000101223

Page: 740

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With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.

Portuguese Encounters with Sri Lanka and the Maldives

However , there is reason to believe that the section dealing with the period 1500
to about 1543 may have been composed as early as the 1540s or 1550s by
someone who probably used existing folk tales to craft a story of the first
encounter .

Portuguese Encounters with Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Author: Chandra Richard De Silva

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754601869

Page: 248

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Portuguese Encounters with Sri Lanka and the Maldives: Translated Texts from the Age of the Discoveries is designed to provide access to translations of 16th- and 17th-century documents which illustrate various aspects of this encounter, combining texts from indigenous sources with those from the Portuguese histories and archives. These documents contribute to the growing understanding that different groups of European colonizers - missionaries, traders and soldiers - had conflicting motivations and objectives. Scholars have also begun to emphasize that the colonized were not mere victims but had their own agendas and that they occasionally successfully manipulated colonial powers. The texts in this volume help to substantiate these assertions while also illustrating the changing nature of the interactions.

Maldives

ARTS ALTHOUGH MALDIVIAN ARTS are not as spectacular as in India or Sri
Lanka , local artists express themselves in ... Maldives does have a rich oral
tradition of myths and folk legends , but it is only recently that local folk tales have
been ...

Maldives

Author: Roseline NgCheong-Lum

Publisher: Benchmark Books

ISBN: 9780761411574

Page: 128

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Describes the history, geography, culture, government, and people of Maldives, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

A World of Folk Tales

... the stories which might need further explanation bimbi maa fuh cedro divehi
echeyde fanditha fanditha man gadha gifili handi holhu ashi Huludhoo kashi
krantzes laurisilva a traditional sweet dish cedar the language of the Maldives
ancient ...

A World of Folk Tales

Author: Sue Stewart

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Page: 110

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Sri Lanka Maldives

KARIYAWASAM , AGS , Buddhist Ceremonies and Rituals of Sri Lanka ,
Vipassana Research Publications , 1995 . RATNATUNGA , Manel , Best Loved
Folk Tales of Sri Lanka , South Asia Books , 1999 . SEKHERA , Kalalelle , Early
Buddhist ...

Sri Lanka Maldives

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Say it in Maldivian Dhivehi

This vital position which gave the Maldives the unique cultural mix , was later to
play a very important role in her affairs as a ... Most of the old characteristics of
Dhivehi survive in the old folk tales that have been handed down to us in stories
of ...

Say it in Maldivian  Dhivehi

Author: Hassan Ahmed Maniku

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Page: 358

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Village Folk tales of Ceylon

... stated the value of those made early in the seventeenth century in the Maldives
, to be about eight sols , that is , 7 ' 2d . ... this money was coined in Ceylon The
Massa or Masurama which is mentioned so frequently in the stories is probably ...

Village Folk tales of Ceylon

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The Greenwood Library of World Folktales Asia

Introduction to Volume 2 sia for the purposes of The Greenwood Library of World
Folktales will be divided into the subregions of ... of India , Bangladesh , Pakistan
, Bhutan , and Nepal — and the contiguous islands of Sri Lanka and Maldives .

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales  Asia

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313337857

Page: 480

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Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.

People of the Maldive Islands

... actually settled there in pre - Buddhist times . The other Jātaka tales suggest
that ships from Gujarāt going to South - east Asia stopped in the Maldives , and
that merchants in search of treasures sailed in several seas called -māla . The
folk ...

People of the Maldive Islands

Author: Clarence Maloney

Publisher: Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division

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Page: 441

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Dhivehi Maldivian

Worthy of special mention are His Excellency , Maumoon Abdul Gayoom , the
President of the Republic of Maldives ... drafts of his Dhivehi dictionary available ,
and to Leonora S . Pruner who shared her collection of Dhivehi folktales with us .

Dhivehi  Maldivian

Author: Bruce D. Cain

Publisher: Spotlight Poets

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Page: 69

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Indian Antiquary

217 Bharô , story of . ... 328 n . , 329 n . birds , the language of , : 7 ; in folktales . ...
Burmese , script , note on , 322 ; - - - transliteratokens , 158 : - chipped as if
bullion , in the tion , 321 f . ; accents explained , 322 :Maldives , 161 ; in Tibet ,
160 f .

Indian Antiquary

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Geography of the South Asian Subcontinent

In this chapter we have tried to turn a few pages in the recent history of South
Asian nations from Afghanistan to Maldives . ... People often forget their past
history but the folk tales of this rise and fall have always been preserved in their ...

Geography of the South Asian Subcontinent

Author: Aijazuddin Ahmad

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180695681

Page: 248

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This book attempts to explore the possiblity of discovering the roots of unity of the South Asian countries. Describing the nations, nationalities and nationalism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka, Maldives and India. It makes a comprehensive study of their geographical features, shared history and political evolution. Taking a close look at their shifting identities, it also presents a detailed account of their society and social formations, ethnic antecedents, race and caste, regions and regionalism, culture realms, languages, and economic as well as human development

The Unesco Courier

Previously no producer thought of making programme series on Asian folk music
, dance and arts , ” says Parthiban , a 23 - year - old producer at YATV . ... from
the rainforest of the Amazon to the plains of Tanzanian Serengeti , from the peaks
of the Himalayas to the coral reefs of the Maldives . The programme presents
stories showing our common heritage and highlights the need for a balance
between ...

The Unesco Courier

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Indian Antiquary

40 chakwd and chakui , in folk - tales . ... 48 Chandrasarma , a Brâhman , hero of
a folk . ... script , note on , 322 : — translitera tokens , 158 : - phipped as if bullion ,
in the tion , 321 f .; accents explained , 322 :Maldives , 161 ; in Tibet , 160 f .

Indian Antiquary

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Book Review Digest

Folklore - England - Juvenile literature ISBN 0 - 15 - 286855 - 0 ( lib bdg ) LC 85 -
16375 This is a new adaptation of a ... Maldives — History ISBN 0 - 917561 - 19 -
8 LC 86 - 7935 This book , by the author of Kon - Tiki ( BRD 1950 , 1961 ) ...

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