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Materials for the Touch Read Project comes through a very hard labor done by translating a lots of folktales from various countries in Hindi language. This Project was started with the aim that these foreign folktales could reach in the hands of as many visually handicapped people who could read even a little Hindi. That is why these stories have been written in daily spoken Hindi language as far as possible.

Folktales are a part of the culture of a society. Thus these folktales depict the culture and history of that particular society from which they are taken

List of Titles

The titles under this Project, for the time being, include only folktale materials in Hindi language. Presently the following titles will be made available free of charge to Hindi Braille readers worldwide under this project --

1. Folktales of Nigeria-First Part (11 stories) - published by NAB, Mumbai (Dec 2013)
2. Folktales of Nigeria-Second Part (10 stories)
3. Folktales of Ethiopia-First Part (19 stories) - Jaabalawi Tribe's stories
4. Folktales of Ethiopia-Second Part (6 stories) - Amhaaraa and Gaalaa Tribes' Stories
5. Folktales of Africa-First Part (9 stories) - Stories from Africa in general
6. Folktales of Africa-Second Part (8 stories) - Egypt, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
7. Folktales of Canada-First Part (15 stories) - Canada
8. Folktales of Canada-Second Part (7 stories) - Canada, jokes, beliefs, etc
9. Folktales of America (12 stories) - American Indians' Stories
10. Folktales of Europe (14 stories) - France, Germany,
11. Folktales of Britain (7 stories) - Britain or UK
12. Folktales of Ireland-First Part (7 stories) - Ireland
13. Folktales of Ireland-Second Part (6 stories) - Ireland)
14. Folktales of Asia (12 stories) - China, Japan, Korea, Persia
15. Folktales of Raven-First Part (16 stories) - Raven's Stories

A brief description of some main characters mentioned in these Folktales is also given here -
African FolktalesBaabaa YaagaaCoyoteMink
RavenTepeeTotem Pole,

Glossary is given separately.

Total Number of Stories
1. Nigeria-1 -  11
2. Nigeria-2 - 10 = 11+10=21
3. Ethiopia-1 - 19 = 21+19=40
4. Ethiopia-2 -  6 = 40+6=46
5. Africa-1 -     9 = 46+9=55
6. Africa-2 -     8 = 55+8=63
7. Canada-1 -   15 = 63+15=78
8. Canada-2 -    7  = 78+7=85
9. America -     12 = 85+12=97
10. Europe -     13 = 97+13=110
11. Britain -       7 = 110+7=117
12. Ireland-1 -  7 = 117+7=124
13. Ireland-2 - 6 = 124+6=130
14. Asia -        12 = 130+12=142
15. Raven-1 -   16 = 142+16=158

Thus in all 158 folktales from various parts of the world are made available under this Touch-Read Project to visually handicapped people .

 

 

 

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Created by Sushma Gupta on November 27, 2013
Contact:  touchread@yahoo.com
Modified on 08/23/14