Folktales of Bhutan by Kunzang Choden
The first attempt of a Bhutanese to record in English the oral traditions of their kingdom has resulted in this collection of thirty-eight folktales and legends. 35 pp. illustrations. All of the stories recounted here were heard by the author when she was a child living in Bumthang, in the central part of Bhutan and are the ones that she passes on in the spirit of the oral tradition. Each story has been aptly illustrated by a Bhutanese artist.
Author: Kunzang Choden
Publisher: White Lotus; 1st Edition (1st January,1994)
Number of Pages: 197pages
Item Weight: 150g
Dimension: 5.19 x 0.59 x 8.27 inches
About the Author
Choden was born in Bumthang District. Her parents were feudal landlords. At the age of nine, her father sent her to school in India, where she learned English. She has a BA Honours in Psychology from Indraprastha College in Delhi and a BA in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has worked for the United Nations Development Program in Bhutan. She and her Swiss husband currently live in Thimphu.