The people on the hills tell stories about hills as characters and not a setting. This is a fascinating feature of a folk tale where nature plays character in a story, feeling the same emotions of envy, pride, despair, sorrow and contentment.
Bada Pahad Chota Pahad (Big Mountain, Small Mountain) is a Bhutia Folktale from Sikkim.
This story has been sourced from the book 'Bharat ki Aadivaasi Kshetro ki Lok Kathaye' written by Dr Sharad Singh and published by National Book Trust.
Golpo is the Bengali word for stories. It is a curious little word, both a verb and a noun at the same time. It is a word that connected Rituparna's childhood to that of her son's. As a child Rituparna would insist on two stories and two songs every night. She would pretend to go off to sleep testing her parents to see if they'd finish the story they started to tell. When her grandmother told her stories she would kick her legs in the air fighting sleep before it wrapped her in.
Golpo, the joy of oral storytelling returned to Rituparna's life as a mother. From a visual storyteller she discovered the magic of the spoken word all over again. Now a performance storyteller, trainer and consultant Rituparna is the Founder of Your Story Bag.
Besides her son, she tells stories to anyone who has a heart beating for stories. This channel is her collection of stories that she enjoys telling. Whether you are a child or adult, listen to Rituparna as she tells stories in English, Hindi and her mother tongue, Bangla.
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