Reviews

The most recent of a number of studies devoted since the mid-1990s by Tajikistani folklorists to different kinds of prayers in nowadays Transoxiana (see in part. R. Rajabi, Namunae chand az folklori Shahrisabz u Kitob, Dushanbe 2001), the present paper provides Cyrillic transcriptions of Persian-language orisons classified by objects (family life, travel, meal, etc.), followed by a short bibliography of recent Tajikistani ethnographic publications.  Unfortunately, as in many previous publications of the same theme (e.g., my review of a paper on an analogous subject published in the same journal by Karamshoev: supra 418), neither the conditions, places and dates of the collection are indicated, nor the identity of the informant, nor the technical means involved in the gathering of the material.

Stéphane A. Dudoignon, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
CER: I-7.4.E-653