A Central Asian Cinderella: The Tale of Bibi Seshambe
Kate Fitz Gibbon
affiliation not provided to SSRN
February 18, 2005
A Central Asian tale found in a typewritten risola guild text of the early 20th century parallels the well-known story of Cinderella. In Central Asia, the telling of this story often takes place in the context of an exclusively female ritual feast honoring a patron known as Bibi Seshambe.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: woman's ritual, Central Asia, Cinderella, guild, Islam, uzbek, storyteller, fairy tale, risola, sazanda, Central Asian Jew, Uzbekistanworking papers series
Date posted: June 23, 2010
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