Jaka Tarub, a Javanese culture hero?

  title={Jaka Tarub, a Javanese culture hero?},
  author={Clara Brakel-Papenhuyzen},
  journal={Indonesia and the Malay World},
  pages={75 - 90}
The origin of the Jaka Tarub story in oral tradition shows how Javanese culture deals with encounters and fissues in its civilisation. Drawing on a north Javanese kentrungan performance recorded in the 1980s the article shows how these Islamic storytellers have skilfully blended ancient myths and folktales with local history and non-Javanese Islamic legends. As a rich source of information on local language, manners and customs, these oral tales may also help to answer questions on the… 
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