Departure of Dwarf-clan

The small caves in the hills on the southern side of the Harz, especially in some parts of the region …

Meaning of Märchen

I translate less-known Bengali Folktales and German Märchen. I also face questions from readers about how we differentiate between Folktales, …

Madhumala 11

Did we forget what happened in Madhumala’s land? At daybreak after that night, the parrots in her cage began talking, …

Madhumala 10

He walked and walked – he saw someone on the way – a sentry. Madan asked, “Could you tell me …

Madhumala 9

Madankumar never had an intension to listen to anyone. With his fleet of fourteen boats, he set off on a …

Madhumala 8

Everyone in the royal hunting troupe got up when the first ray of the sun called them in the morning. …

Madhumala 7

Who opened the eyes first? – Madhumala. She opened her eyes wondering why the parrot in the golden cage did …

Madhumala 6

Crossing the sky from one corner to another, the sisters reached where Madhumala lived. Only the sound of the waves …

Madhumala 5

They had already crossed a long way before their royal cavalcade reached a mountain-forest. It was a large mountain forest, …

Madhumala 4

One year after another passed. The doubt about losing the prince disappeared from everyone’s mind. The king ruled, looked after …

Madhumala 3

Joy and happiness filled the kingdom. The king couldn’t be called barren.any longer. The glitter in the underground palace too …

Madhumala 2

The monk was never found. The king called astrologer Brahmins to calculate auspicious moments for his union with the queen. …

Madhumala

One of the little known Rupkatha (fairytale) from Bengal. Notable for presence of gods in the story which is rare …

Folktales from Bengal

India, being an old civilisation has rich tradition of folktales. Folklore research of 19th – 20th century discovered many of …

Kali of Kolkata – Chitreswari

This story is based on history. The early 20th century author Jogendranath cites reference from Calcutta Review, volume III of …