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Adapting fairy tales through an Islamic lens: a study of Gilani-Williams’ Cinderella: an Islamic tale

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul and Abdul Hamid, Nor Adilah and Ramlan, Wan Nur Madiha (2020) Adapting fairy tales through an Islamic lens: a study of Gilani-Williams’ Cinderella: an Islamic tale. History of Education & Children’s Literature, xv (2). pp. 891-905. ISSN 1971-1093 E-ISSN 1971-1131

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Fairy tales contain allegorical plots that portray real life events and are powerful enough to shape people’s attitudes. However, some elements included in them may not be appropriate for young readers who have not developed a sufficient moral compass to differentiate the good from the bad. In order to protect children from untoward influences, it is perhaps important to adapt the plots by making some amendments, removing and replacing the not-so-relevant elements with ones that suit children’s imaginations and promote good values. Hence, Fawzia Gilani-Williams brings in Islamic perspectives in children’s literature. She seeks to produce alternative versions of tales to make them compatible with Islamic teachings and appropriate for children. In this paper we examine her Cinderella: An Islamic Tale (2010) and compares her adapted story with Perrault’s Cinderella (1697).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/85910
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam tale, Cinderella
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC905 Islamic Education
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 08:09
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 14:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85910

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