SL No:27/07/2017

The Bell of Justice

Story collected by: Sumathi Sridhar

Source- Periya Puranam (a hagiographic compilation of stories about 63 special devotees of Shiva)

Location: Tamil Nadu


SL No:26/07/2017

Rules of engagement

Story collected by: Vidya Kamat

Source- Mahabharata, Shanti Parva (138), see Dange, S. A. Myths from the Mahabharata, Vol-III

Location: Pan India


SL No:25/07/2017

Muladeva and the courtesan

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source- The Ring of Truth: Myths of sex and jewellery by Wendy Doniger (Primary Source: Somadeva’s Kathasaritasagara)

Location: Pan India


SL No:24/06/2017

His Father’s Guru

Story collected by: Sumathi Sridhar

Source- Kanda Puranam (Tamil adaptation of Skanda Purnana in Sanskrit) Location: Tamil Nadu

Location: Tamil Nadu


SL No: 23/06/2017

Kotrabaina Ramela

Story collected by : Utkarsh Patel

Source – “Influence of the Ramayana Tradition on the Folklore of Central India”, by Dr. Mahendra Kumar Mishra

Location: Odisha


Sl. No: 22/06/2017

Dhritashtra’s Wise Minister

Story Collected by: Shweta Joshi Dixit.

Source: Myths and Legends of India, Volume 1 by William Radice.

Location: Pan India


SL No: 21/06/2017

When gods are jealous

Story Collected by : Vidya Kamat

Text source: Lore and Legends of Kerala, Tr. By T. C. Narayan

Location : Kerala


SL No: 20/05/2017

Story: Birth of Ganesa, lord of obstacles

Story collected by: Shweta Joshi

Text Source: WJ Wilkins, Hindu mythology

Location: Gujarat


SL No: 19/05/2017

Story: Birth of Chandrabati’s Sita

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Text Source: Chandrabati’s Ramayana

Location: Bengal


SL No: 18/05/2017

Story: The rustle of the Peepal

Story collected by: Mallika Iyer

Text Source:  Brahma’s Hair; On the Mythology of Indian Plants, Maneka Gandhi with Yasmin Singh

Location: Chattisgarh


SL No: 17/05/2017

Story: The feast of sun, moon and wind

Story collected by: Shweta Joshi

Text Source:  Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

Location: Pan India


SL No: 16/05/2017

Story: Narmada’s wedding

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Text Source:  A sacred geography by Diana Eck

Location: Madhya Pradesh


SL No: 15/04/2017

Pride goes before a fall

Story collected by: Mallika Iyer

Text Source:  (1) Oral narration by Usha Desai and Renee Vyas, tree-lovers from Mumbai.

(2) Plant myths and Traditions of India by Shakti M. Gupta, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Location: PAN India


SL No: 14/04/2017

The marriage of the celibate

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Text Source: Parashar Samhita

Location: PAN India


SL No: 13/04/2017

Sun, Suravanti and an unusual birth

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Text Source: Essays on Khandoba by Gunther Dietx Sontheimer, Edited by Anne Feldhaus, Aditya Malik, Heidrun Bruckner; Say to the Sun, “Don’t Rise,” and to the Moon, “Don’t Set”: Two Oral Narratives from the countryside of Maharashtra, Edited and translated by Anne Feldhaus with Ramdas Atkar and Rajaram Zagade

Location: Maharashtra


SL No: 12/04/2017

The Land of Women

Story collected by: Vidya Kamat

Text Source: Myths of North- East frontier of India by Verrier Elwin

Location: Nagaland/Arunachal Pradesh (North East Region)


SL No: 11/03/2017

Manikantha Jataka

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Text Source: “Same-sex love in India” by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai (Manikantha Jataka – Jataka 253)
Location: PAN India


SL No: 10/03/2017

Shiva curses Nandi

Story collected by: Mallika Iyer

Story told by: Dhiraj Vyas
Location: Gujarat


SL No: 09/03/2017

Krishna’s feast at Gopalpur

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Text: Folk culture, folk religion and oral traditions as a component in Maharashtrian culture, Edited by Gunther-Dietz Sontheimer
Location: Maharashtra


SL No: 08/03/2017

The Missing River

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Text: Baroda (Know your Roots)
Location: Gujarat


SL No: 07/02/2017

The Pujari and the fish

Story collected by: Shaiontoni Bose (retold)

Story told by: Hare Ram Mukhiya
Location: Darbhanga, Bihar


SL No- 06/02/2017

The Immaculate Conception
Story Collected by : Vidya Kamat
Text: Folktales from Maharashtra by Durga Bhagwat
Location – Maharashtra


SL No – 05/02/2017

Shadow puppeteers






Sl No- 04/02/2017

Ek Se Bhalle Do

Collected from: Hareram Mukhia ,Uchhti village, district Darbhanga.

Collected by:Shaiontoni Bose Mother (to illustrate her timely advice)

Location : Bihar


Sl No – 03/12/2016

How the Hanuman monkey got its tail?

Collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Location: Nagaland

Text Source:  The Lhota Nagas by J P Mills


Sl No – 02/12/2016

Why the swallow wails?

Collected by: Vidya Kamat

Location: Goa


Sl No – 01/12/2016

Parashuram’s descendants

Collected by: Mayur Godbole

Location: Maharashtra