‘The Fear of Tiptipwa’, a folktale about survival in the wild, first appeared in The Greatest Folktales of Bihar, published by Rupa India in October 2019.
The pup sat on his hind legs with his mouth up near the cow’s udder and loved the white stream of milk being shot in his mouth.
Galeej, a youth hailing from a low caste, got married to a woman of the same caste and equal status. She was from the neighbouring village. He brought his bride in a palanquin—a local band party in tow—and began living with her in a small hut in his village.
Nalin Verma tells one of the stories from his latest book, The Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar.
“Hat, cat, rat,” Umakant would shout at the top of his voice whenever he would see cowherds around the Peepal tree.