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[Regular Titles] 667. Bikal the Terrible- Folk Tales from Madhya Pradesh
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Author: Anant Pai
Publisher: India Book House Pvt. Ltd.
Famous folktales of Madhya Pradesh
There are many who love to tell a story and many more who love to listen to one. And each time a story is retold it acquires a new color and a new dimension.
The grandmother who heard a story as a little girl from her grandmother will relish telling it to her grandchildren. A traveler from a distant land, who happens to hear a story during his journey, will later tell it to his own people, modifying it or adding to it little details to suit the change of place and context. That is how stories which had first been told centuries ago have been kept alive and why we find recurring themes in the tales told in different regions separated by hundreds of miles.
The stories in the Amar Chitra Katha are adapted from two popular tribal tales of Madhya Pradesh.