Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (MORAL TALES, SATIRICAL STORIES AND ANECDOTES)

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Created: 2014-11-08 16:45
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: Kalmyk moral tales are short stories of an educational nature that draw on traditional moral values and beliefs. As a rule, these tales are an elaboration of the allegorical meanings of certain portrayals, events or observations. The characters and events in these moral tales are not factual, but are invented. Often such tales do not have a single unified theme, as they may begin with one story line but finish with a completely different one. Although considered to be in danger of becoming extinct, this particular genre, has neither been researched nor documented by Kalmykologists.

In Kalmyk studies there is a convention not to identify satirical stories as a separate genre. As a general rule, such stories are frequently presented in the form of fairy tales and anecdotes.

Kalmyk anecdotes are short stories with unexpected and cleverly thought out endings. Anecdotes usually recount humorous or extraordinary events, either fictitious or actual. Among the themes covered by these stories, Kalmyk anecdotes often caricature Kalmyk ethnic groupings, such as the Buzava, the Derbet, the Torgut, and the Hoshud. Such anecdotes also frequently poke fun at common human weaknesses, such as laziness, stupidity, greed, etc.
 

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Bembya Fedorov, Anecdotes

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Anecdote One. Three groups of people are in Hell, namely Russians, Caucasians, and Kalmyks. To boil the sinners, the devils prepare three large cooking pots. Buddha gives the...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (MORAL TALES, SATIRICAL STORIES AND ANECDOTES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 30 Jan 2017


Nikolai Sandzhiev, Comic Stories

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Nikolai recounts two comic stories about two elderly men from his village.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (MORAL TALES, SATIRICAL STORIES AND ANECDOTES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 18 Nov 2018


Telo Tulku Rinpoche, An Anecdote

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There were a Buddhist, a Jew, a Muslim and a Christian who very good friends. One day they decided to go out and enjoy themselves. They started talking about their beliefs, gods...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (MORAL TALES, SATIRICAL STORIES AND ANECDOTES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 12 Mar 2017