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To date the folktales are available on the following topics. Seeing the topics you might remember some folktales, but when you read the book you will be surprised to know that how come that so many folktales are available on this topic. Against every title two figures are given in parentheses. The first one denotes the number of the stories of the book and the second one denotes the number of the pages (A4 size) of the book. Some of the books are available on Internet for readers to read. Click on them and enjoy. Please do comment about them on the E-Mail address given below. Thanks.

Animals Guided (8/158)
Folktales in which animals helped people to achieve their objectives.

Animal Language (9/158)
Stories in which people understand animals' language, but then what happens to them.

Animal People
This book contains the folktales in which human and animals are exchanged with each other in their form.

Bear (12/98)
Many stories related to bear.

Boons (11/138)
It contains a few stories about thieves found in folktales.

Buffalo (5/64)
Buffalo is a very important animal of Native American tribes.

Children on Condition (8/116)
Here are some folktales got their children on odd conditions. Had they pass through those conditions or they overcame them.

Christianity-1 (21/212)
Christianity-2 (5/72)
These books contains folktales in which even a glimpse of Christianity has been found.

Copying-1 (19/202)
Copying-2 (11/124)

This book contains the folktales in which one gets something by his kindness or chance, then the other one copies him and gets hurt or destroyed. There are 30 stories here but surprisingly enough there is no story which shows any good results of copying.

Crab (7/72)
Folktales about crab.

Curses-1 (12/152) - This book gives you an idea of the types of curses used in Italy.
Curses-2 (10/174) - This book gives you an idea of the types of curses used in other European countries.
Curses-3 (8/108) - This book gives you an idea of the types of curses used in other countries of the world..

Division (8/64)
Folktales about Division, interesting and intelligent

Famine-1 (17-158)
Famine is common phenomenon of Africa. Many tales go around it.

Fish (12/138)
Folktales related to fish

Flute
Many tales around flute

Fools
As intelligent people are found everywhere, there is no dearth of fools too. Some folktales of fools.

Frogs
This book contains the folktales which go around frog

Fruits-1-Apple/Oranges (18/208)
Fruits-2-Others - Pear, Fig etc (22/258)

Ghosts (14/144)
Some Ghost folktales.

Go Together (15/156)
This collection contains tales in which animals or people just go together to give him compnay.

Grass (7.84)
Jab Ghaas Ne Zindagi Di (When Grass Brought Life)

Help (12/200)
Madad Karo Meetha Phal Paao (Help Others Help Yourself)

Humor
Not only above mentioned kinds of tales are found in various countries, some are humorous too. Some of these tales have been put together here for you just to laugh....

I Will Eat You (16/108)
What happens if you save somebody's life and then he says "I Will Eat You" or even without saving his life he says "I Will Eat You".

Instruments (19/186)
Instruments are  an important part of music, and music is also on of the most important parts social life. There are many tales related to it - Drum, Flute, Others.

Intelligent Men (17/142)

Ju Ju in Nigeria-1 (15/166)
Ju Ju is a kind of Tona Totka in Nigeria, Africa. Read some folktales about its use in Nigeria.

Lion (25/144)
Lions' tales start from the infanthood of a child. They are told and heard all the time and everywhere in the world.  Here are some more to them. Read some exclusive lion tales here.

Loki
This book contains tales about Loki, the trickster character of many Norse countries' folktales.

Monkey
All love monkey stories as he always plays tricks and make people laugh. But there is something more about him...

Odd Marriages-1-Africa (11/100)
Odd Marriages-2-World (12/132)

Two books have been prepared documenting various folktales related to the odd marriages - marriage between a human being and an animal. Its 1st part lists the such folktales from Africa and the 2nd part gives such tales from all over the world. Its 1st part  Odd Marriages: Folktales from Africa-1  is available free to read on Scribd, but this one is the latest one.

Old Women-1 (7/114),
Old Women-2 (4/160)

Some folktales about the mischievousness of old women in the world.

Parrot (5/128)

Powers-1 (13/150)
Folktales about the special powers people had.

Rabbit-3 (18/160)
Folktales of cunning rabbit in the world.

Raven-1
Raven is the most talked bird of Native American folktales. Raven is a crow like bird and is associated with many creation and trickster kind of folktales. He has been helpful to people in many ways. There are three books containing Raven's folktales. All of them are given under the section of "America"

Riddles-(12/146)
Some folktales with riddles

Satan-1 (15/170)
Stories related to Satan from America, Asia and Europe.

Search Spouse-1 (10/184)
Contains folktales in which one spouse is lost and the other goes in search of him/her.

Soul Somewhere Else (10/250)
This book contains folktales
in which people's souls live not in their body but somewhere else. Normally it happens with demons not with people. Read how such demons were killed.

Thieves (18/224)
Lists folktales about thieves all over the world.

Three
This book contains the folktales where many things happen three times. It is really surprising to know that so many folktales are out there related to this number.... Three number is an important number in many cultures. There are many folktales which relates things or events in the sequence of three. It is really surprising to see that so many folktales are out there related to this number.
Book 1 - Its first book contains only those folktales where Number 3 appears in their titles, such as Three Mice, Three Bears, Three Hares etc.
Book-2 - Its second book contains those folktales in which there is no mention of 3 in any of the titles of the folktales, but inside many things are there 3 or the incidents have occurred 3 times.

Tree Planting (6/124)
Some folktales in which one plants a tree for his life. If it is hurt then people back home should know that he is in trouble.

Varis (10/128)
How the Varis (heir) was found or searched.

Vegetables
Contains the folktales related to vegetables, for example yam, beans, pumpkin, cucumbers etc.
Vegetables-1 (Pumpkin)
Vegetables-2 (Beans, Yam, Cucumbers)
Vegetables-3 (Others)

Weather (14/116)
Some folktales about weather

What Should I Bring For You  (12/180)

Why-1 (30/162),
Why-2 (23/160),
Why-3 (13/102)
Three books in Why series "Why Is It So?" (Aisa Kyon Hota Hai)

Wish-1 (14/174)
What kind of wish were made and granted, then how they were used - an interesting collection of folktales.

 

 

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