Books by Topic
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.
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Animals Guided (12/210)
Folktales in which animals helped people to achieve their objectives.
Stories in which people understand animals'
language, but then what happens to them.
contains the folktales in which human and animals are exchanged with each
other in their form.
related to bear.
It contains a few stories about thieves found in
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.
contains folktales in which even a glimpse of Christianity has been
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 31 stories here but surprisingly enough there is no story which shows
any good results of copying.
Folktales about crab.
gives you an idea of the types of curses used in Italy.
This book gives you an idea of the types of curses used in other European
This book gives you an idea of the types of curses used in other
countries of the world..
Folktales about Division,
interesting and intelligent
common phenomenon of Africa. Many tales go around it.
Folktales related to fish
people are found everywhere, there is no dearth of fools too. Some
folktales of fools.
contains the folktales which go around frog
Fruits-2-Others - Pear, Fig etc
Contain folktales around fruits
Some Ghost folktales.
This collection contains tales in which
animals or people just go together to give him compnay.
Jab Ghaas Ne Zindagi Di (When Grass Brought Life)
Half Things (7/92)
In these stories the hero of the story is half. How does he do in life?
Madad Karo Meetha Phal Paao (Help Others Help Yourself)
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 (17/116)
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".
I Will Not Marry
What happens to those girls who are
Instruments are an important part of
music, and music is also on of the most important parts social life. There are many
to it - Drum, Flute, Others.
Intelligent Men (22/174)
folktales in which men have shown their intelligence and wisdom to save
Intelligent Women-1 (13/160)
folktales in which women have shown their intelligence and wisdom to save
Ju Ju in Nigeria-1
Ju Ju is a kind of Tona
Totka in Nigeria, Africa. Read some folktales about its use in Nigeria.
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.
contains tales about Loki, the trickster character of many Norse
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 (13/144)
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.
Some folktales about parrots.
A nice collection of popular tales from the World.
the special powers people had.
cunning rabbit in the world.
Folktales of Rakshas, Demons, Witches,
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"
Some folktales with riddles
Stories related to Satan from America, Asia and Europe.
Do you know scarecrows? Scarecrow means which scares the crows (or
practically all birds) from eating grains in the field. This gives you a
few folktales about using scarecrows.
folktales in which one spouse is lost and the other goes in search of
Sleeping in Your Room
Folktales in which people have insisted to sleep in their partners' room.
Soul Somewhere Else-1 (8/120)
Soul Somewhere Else-2 (10/250)
These books contain folktales
in which people's
souls live not in their body but somewhere else. Normally it happens with
demons not with people but sometimes it happens with the people. Read how
such demons or people were killed and saved.
Spinning in Folktales (14/168)
Some interesting folktales
about sewing, embroidering, knitting and spinning.
Some folktales of the Sun and the Moon.
Lists folktales about thieves all over the world.
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
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.
Throwing Things Back (11/146)
Read some folktales as what
happens when somebody throws something back.
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
How the Varis
(heir) was found or searched.
folktales related to vegetables, for example yam, beans, pumpkin,
Vegetables-2 (Beans, Yam, Cucumbers)
Some folktales about weather
What Should I
Bring For You (12/180)
Three books in
Why series "Why Is It So?" (Aisa Kyon Hota Hai)
What kind of wish
were made and granted, then how they were used - an interesting collection