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 peoples 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 ethnic minorities, relating to animals, relationship of family members and love affairs among young people.
|Title of host publication||Myanmah: Kokka to Minzoku (Myanmar: The Nation and Ethnic Groups)|
|Editors||Kuniaki Asomura & Ryuji Okudaira|
|Place of Publication||Tokyo|
|Publisher||KoKon Shoin Co. Ltd.|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|