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Sr. No 85/09/2018

Story: Renuka the warrior goddess

Story collected by : Vidya Kamat

Text: Vicissitudes of the goddess by Sree Padma

Location: Andhra Pradesh

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Sr. No 84/09/2018

Story : Rama and transgenders

Story collected by : Vidya Kamat

Source: The Collected essays of A. K. Ramanujan

Location: Karnataka

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Sr. No. 83/09/2018

story: Madhav and Sata

Story Collected by : Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: A woman’s Ramayana: Candravati’s Bengali epic by Mandakranta Bose and Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

Location: Bengal

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Sr. No 82/09/2018

story: A creation Myth

Story Collected by : Utkarsh Patel

Source: The collected essays of A. K. Ramanujan

Location : Karnataka

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Sr. No: 81/08/2018

Story: Songs of Sita

Story Collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: When women retell the Ramayana by Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 80/08/2018

Story: Radha and Ganga

Story Collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source:  Devi: The goddesses of India, Edited by John Stratton Hawley and Donna Marie Wulff

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 79/08/2018

Story: Why Agni went into hiding

Story Collected by: Vidya Kamat

Source: The Sanskrit Epics Representation of Vedic Myths by Danielle Feller

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 78/08/2018

Story:Bringing the Parijata

Story Collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: Brahma’s hair: On the mythology of Indian plants, Maneka Gandhi and Yasmin Singh

Location: Assam

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Sr. No: 77/07/2018

Story: Legend of big foot

Story Collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: Local guides

Location: Goa

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Sr. No: 76/07/2018

Story: Prince Five-weapons

Story Collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: “A hero with a thousand faces”, Joseph Campbell

Location: Pan-India

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Sr. No: 75/07/2018

Story: A touchstone of true friendship

Story Collected by: Sumathi Sridhar

Source: Bharata Venba, Perundevanar

Location: Pan-India

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Sr. No: 74/07/2018

Story: A tiger’s wife

Story Collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: The Lhota Nagas by J P Mills

Location: Nagaland

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Sr. No: 73/06/2018

Story: The Cult of Betal

Story Collected by: Vidya Kamat

Story told by : Dr. Pandurang Phaldesai

Location: Goa


Sr. No: 73/06/2018

Story : Devchar in a bottle

Story collected by : Vidya Kamat

Text Source:Lokakani, “Devchar and Sasumai” by Kusum Agarwal.

Location : Goa


Sr. No: 72/06/2018

Story: Kavasa Ailusa

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: Aitareya Brahamana

Location: Pan-India

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Sr. No: 71/06/2018

Story: Pregnant Ravana

Story Collected by Vidya Kamat

Text source: The Collected Essays of A.K. Ramanujan , Ed.by Vinay Dharwadker

Location : Karnataka

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Sr. No: 70/05/2018

Story: The origin of gondhal

Story Collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: R C Dhere

Location: Maharashtra

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Sr. No: 69/05/2018

Story: The rite of gondhali

Story Collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: R C Dhere

Location: Maharashtra

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Sr. No: 68/05/2018

Story: The power of king Prithu

Story Collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: Shanti Parva, Mahabharata

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 67/05/2018

Story: The story of Uttanka

Story Collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source:  The Sanskrit Epics’ Representation of Vedic Myths by Danielle Feller (story recorded in the Mahabharata)

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 66/05/2018

Story: Ruru and Pramadvara

Story Collected by :  Sumathi Sridhar

Source:  The Mahabharatha (Volume 1), Translated by Bibek Debroy

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 65/04/2018

Story: The first abduction of Sita

Story Collected by : Utkarsh Patel

Source:  Ramyana, Aranya kanda.

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 64/04/2018

Story: How fire came to man

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: Myths of the origin of fire, an essay by Sir James George Frazer.

Location: Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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Sr. No: 63/04/2018

Story: The moon and her husband

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: The Andaman islanders: a study in social anthropology by Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown

Location: Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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Sr. No: 62/04/2018

Story: Lord of desire

Story collected by: Vidya Kamat

Source: Tamil temple myths, by David Dean Shulman

Location: Tamil Nadu 

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Sr. No: 61/03/2018

Story: The legend of Kurukshetra

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: Evil in the Mahabharata by Meena Arora Nayak

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 60/03/2018

Story: Shabari

Story Collected by : Utkarsh Patel

Source:  Questioning Ramayanas, by Paula Richman

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 59/03/2018

Story: The Song of Babir

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source:The Experience of Hinduism: Essays on religion in Maharashtra, Editors: Eleanor Zelliot and Maxine Berntsen

Location: Maharashtra

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Sr. No: 58/03/2018

Story: Sita’s Golden Blouse

Story Collected by : Vidya Kamat

Source: told by Dr. Vikram Kulkarni- research scholar on Wadar community, tr, by Sushma Sabnis

Location: Pune, Maharashtra

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Sr. No: 57/02/2018

Story: The sons of Dasarath

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: Rama katha in folk and tribal traditions

Location: Assam

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Sr. No: 56/02/2018

Story: Divine Madman

Story collected by: Vidya Kamat

Source: Jempel-cultural guide

Location: Paro, Bhutan

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Sr. No: 55/02/2018

Story: Chandra’s Vengeance

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: The Cilappatikaram, R. Parthasarathy

Location: Tamil Nadu 

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Sr. No: 54/02/2018

Story: Shantanu and Devapi

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: Vishnu Purana

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 53/01/2018

Story: Who is Ganesha’s mother?

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: Vayu Purana

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 52/01/2018

Story: The story of Abhirami Bhattar

Story collected by: Sumathi Sridhar

Source: As narrated by the collectors aunt, Smt. Revathi Subramanian

Location: Tamil Nadu

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Sr. No: 51/01/2018

Story: The miracle of goddess Vedavalli

Story collected by: Vaishnaavi Ramesh

Source: As written in the temple walls

Location: Tamil Nadu

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Sr. No: 50/01/2018

Story: The yatra of Ram Mama

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: The experience of Hinduism: Ed by Maxine Bernstein and Eleanor Zeillot and The tribes and castes of Bombay by R C Enthoven

Location: Maharashtra

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Sr. No: 49/12/2017

Story: The marriage of two rivers

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: Folk tales of central India by Durga Bhagvat

Location: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra

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Sr. No: 48/12/2017

Story: Lajjagauri- the shameless Goddess

Story colelcted by : Vidya Kamat

Source: Lajjagauri, by R. C Dhere

Location:  Maharashtra


Sr. 47/12/2017

Story: The story of Kaveri

Story Collected by : Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: India, a sacred geography by Diana L Eck

Location: Karnataka


Sr. No: 46/12/2017

Story: The worship of Macandri devi

Story Collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

SOURCE: The Indian mother goddess by Narendra Nath Bhattacharya

LOCATION: Madhya Pradesh, Punjab


Sr. No: 45/12/2017

Story: A Lesson in Maya

Story Collected by : Vidya Kamat

Source:Tamil Temple Myths by David Dean Shulman

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 44/11/2017

Story: Hanuman’s invisible earrings

Story collected by: Vaishnaavi Ramesh

Source: Oral tradition and Hanuman by Vanamali

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 43/11/2017

Story: Vikramaditya and the Sun God

Story collected by: Shweta Joshi Dixit

Source: Sanskrit to English translation of Simhasana Dvatrimsika by A N D Haksar

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 42/11/2017

Kaman Pandigai

Story collected by: Vaishnaavi Ramesh

Source: Hindu feasts and festivals by Natesa Sastri

Location: Tamil Nadu

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Sr. No: 41/11/2017

Karna Moksham

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: ‘Text and variations of the Mahabharata’, edited by K. K. Chakravarty

Location: Tamil Nadu

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Sr. No: 40/10/2017

Devi Seranvali

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: Devi, The goddesses of India; Ed by John Stratton Hawley, Donna Marie Wulff

Location: Punjab & Haryana

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Sr. No: 39/10/2017

Author seeks approval

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: The Collected essays by A. K. Ramanujan

Location: Tamil Nadu

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Sr. No: 38/10/2017

Sunahshepa and Vishwamitra

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Source: Bala Kanda, Valmiki Ramayana

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 37/10/2017

The story of the Ashoka tree

Story collected by: Mallika Iyer

Source: Bhavishya Purana

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 36/09/2017

Antra and Abhimanyu

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Source: Bharath, by Dr. Bhagvandas Patel

Location: Gujarat

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Sr. No: 35/09/2017

Still mind, still water

Story Collected by Vidya Kamat

Story told by : Shirish Desai

Location: Pan India

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Sr. No: 34/09/2017

Kaikeyi the Shrew

Story Collected by : Utkarsh Patel

Location : Pan India

Text Source: Ananda Ramayana

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Sl No: 33/09/2017

Korpalu Parvati

Story Collected by ; Arundhuti Dasgupta

Text Source: The ring of truth: Myths of sex and jewellery by Wendy Doniger

Location: Karnataka

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SL No:32/08/2017

Story: Bijamantra

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Location: Madhya Pradesh

Source: Folk tales from central India, Durga Bhagwat

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SL No:31/08/2017

Story: Bhagirath and two mothers

Story collected by: Arundhuti Dasgupta

Location: Bengal

Source: The Ramayana culture: Text, Performance and Iconography, Edited by Mandakranta Bose

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SL No:30/08/2017

Story: A lizard and the prince of Hastinapura

Story collected by: Mallika Iyer

Location: Pan India

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SL No:29/07/2017

The King’s Ears

Story collected by: Sumathi Sridhar

Location: Pan India

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SL No:28/07/2017

Neelkanthi: Shiva’s Bird

Story collected by: Mallika Iyer

Source- Bird Legends of Ancient India by M Choksi, Orient Longman Publications

Location: Pan India

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SL No: 19/05/2017

Story: Birth of Chandrabati’s Sita

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Text Source: Chandrabati’s Ramayana

Location: Bengal

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SL No: 14/04/2017

The marriage of the celibate

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Text Source: Parashar Samhita

Location: PAN India

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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

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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)

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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

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SL No: 10/03/2017

Shiva curses Nandi

Story collected by: Mallika Iyer

Story told by: Dhiraj Vyas
Location: Gujarat

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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

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SL No: 08/03/2017

The Missing River

Story collected by: Utkarsh Patel

Text: Baroda (Know your Roots)
Location: Gujarat

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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

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SL No- 06/02/2017

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

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SL No – 05/02/2017

Shadow puppeteers

STORY COLLECTED BY: ARUNDHUTI DASGUPTA

STORY TOLD BY: V JAYARAJAN, DIRECTOR OF FOLKLAND (CENTRE FOR FOLKLORE STUDIES), KASARGOD

LOCATION: KERALA

 

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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

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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

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Sl No – 02/12/2016

Why the swallow wails?

Collected by: Vidya Kamat

Location: Goa

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Sl No – 01/12/2016

Parashuram’s descendants

Collected by: Mayur Godbole

Location: Maharashtra