Posts by kathamukh

Writer and Translator working on fiction, short stories and folktales and reading everything readable.

The Wheel of Fortune

Twelve mercenaries returned from Ditmar war. They could not gain much from the war and hence, were little depressed. They …

View this post on Instagram A young #girl fools her kidnappers and run! This story was constructed ages ago, talks …

The Maiden of Staufenberg

On the Harz near Zorge, a Braunschweig village, lies the area named Staufenberg. It became Staufenburg after the castle was …

The Drowned Child

The story was first published in German National Newspaper 1796 They have lot many a tale to tell about water; …

The Den of the Dragon

The story comes from Switzerland but it has another version in Austria In the canton of Bern, a cave near …

The Christ of Wittenberg

They say that there was a magic picture of Christ in Wittenberg. It was a beautiful painting indeed, also had …

The Dancing Mountain-dwarfs

The story comes from Brixen, located in South Tirol of Northern Italy. This region was once under German rule. Bavarians …

Men of the Mountain

Numerous Swiss folktales tell the tale of mountain ghosts. The stories are popular not only among the folks in the …

Buttermilk Tower

This is the story of Buttermilchthurm  or Buttermilk tower. Once it was located in Marienburg in Prussia. Now it lies …

Story of Nickel Brothers

In the island of Rügen a deep lake lies in a dense forest. The lake is abundant in fishes, but …

Story of the Vibrant Alps

The Alps region that is covered with ice and debris of pebbles today looked glamorous with colourful flowers and fruit-bearing …

Stories of Stone-bread

This story is told in many locations; especially in Westphalen. At the time of great famine one poor woman asked …

Summoning the Mountain Dwarfs

#Translation of #German tales (folktales) collected by #Grimm brothers. The series reveals medieval period of the European region which we call Germany today, it’s people, places, festivals and belief.

Death of a Reader

Banaphul (Balaichand Mukhopadhyay) was the King of Bengali short stories – according to me. I tried to translate one of …