Showers of Flowers

@article{Narayan2008ShowersOF,
  title={Showers of Flowers},
  author={K Narayan},
  journal={Jung Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={22 - 5}
}
Abstract A beautiful Kannada women's tale about a girl who can transform herself into a flowering tree was first brought to English readers by A. K. Ramanujan. On the occasion of this story being further adapted into an opera, I present yet another retelling and also set the story in the larger context of Ramanujan's brilliant corpus of writing. I draw on Ramanujan's essays on women's folktales and this story in particular; also, I consult his larger reflections on storytelling in his own… 

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Acknowledgments A Note on Transliteration Introduction I. ORIENTATIONS 1. There's Always a Reason 2. Lives and Stories 3. Sadhus 4. The Listeners II. STORYTELLING OCCASIONS 5. Loincloths and Celibacy