‘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.
Here Nalin Verma recalls memories of his uncle, from his childhood growing up in Bihar.