Folktales from different parts of India, selectively sourced. Retold for the contemporary reader, they retain
some of the style and mechanisms of folk tradition. The flavour of the region is evoked in the writing as in the
pictures — words and phrases of the local language are slipped into the text, while the illustrative style of each
book is adapted from traditional art forms of the region.
A sadhu gifts Kalia the cobbler a ghost to help him get rich. What’s the catch? A funny folktale from Bihar with pictures adapted from Mithila paintings.