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 …

The Story of Arendsee

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.

The Story of Saint Andrew’s Day

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.

The Argument

An argument was going on. The first arguing mammal was telling that meat becomes tasty if first fried and then …

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 …