Recording Oral Folk Narratives Along the Silk Routes

It is the story of a long past. In a village, there lived an old couple. They had a single daughter. They did not have any son. As they wanted a son, they performed various religious rituals and duties, and went on...

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The Pumpkin Prince

In a village lived a couple. They had a son who died after a month of his birth. The disheartened couple buried...

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The northern Himalayan districts of Bajhang and Darchula in far western Nepal bordering Tibet still have rich oral traditions that tell fascinating tales about human life and death, happiness and sadness, love and...

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Lango was born in the low land plains, an extremely hot locality. After his birth, his mother left him. He was, therefore, brought up by his grandmother. He was a very difficulty baby to be...

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In a far off land, there was a king named Madhukar. He had seven brothers. All of them used to go on hunting always. As they set off for hunting, they used to come to a resting place (chautari) near...

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