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Folk Tales
Books  /  Published 25.02.22

Kept alive in memory

Book: Voices from the Lost Horizon: Stories and Songs of the Great Andamanese Author: Anvita Abbi Publisher: Niyogi Price: Rs 995 My best childhood memories are of my grandmother’s elder sis...
By Papia Sengupta

Books  /  Published 01.02.22

A reading list to explore cultural recesses

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris If you’re a Loki fan, you might want to consider this one. The Gospel of Loki brings to light the perspective of the God of Mischief. Tired of being misun...
By Hannah Nicole D’souza

North East  /  Published 18.09.20

Arunachal folktales travel to Rajasthan

Khandu tweeted on September 13: “Happy to know that folktales from Nyishi tribe of Arunachal from the book ‘Uiimok’ will be introduced in Rajasthan’s govt schools under #EkBhar...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

Armenian folk tales for Calcutta kids

A British storyteller who loves tales from Mahabharata mesmerised a young audience in the city on Saturday with stories from the Armenian oral tradition, interspersed with her grandma’s tales.Vergin...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 15.02.19

Can ancient lore guide us on climate change?

The world would not have been possible without stories. These tales, remnants of an oral tradition that preceded the written word, ought to be looked at as a reliable compass to map geological upheava...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 19.07.19

The many shades of the Pied Piper

They say that the sighting of rats, a source of pestilence in medieval Europe, becomes rare in the month of July in the Continent. The rodents, the lore goes, are petrified of the tunes played by the ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee


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