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Minwa ni Miru Myanmah no Yuhmoa Kankakh' (A Sense of Humour as Seen in Burmese Folktales)

Takahashi, Yuri


It was not until just before World War II that the Burmese people began recording their folktales. The spread of communist and socialist ideas at the time related to this as they encouraged some intellectuals to become aware of ordinary people’s lives and traditions. Ludu U Hla started a collection of Burmese folktales from the 1930s and his well-known folktale book also shows the great sense of humour of people living in Myanmar. This essay introduces three humorous folktales from different...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Myanmah: Kokka to Minzoku (Myanmar: The Nation and Ethnic Groups)


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