Rabha Folk Tales

Rabha Folk Tales

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Author: Joykanta Sharma
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Joykanta Sharma
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 104
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126029501


The folk tales in this anthology are in vogue in the wide expanse of the Rabha-inhabited areas of Assam.

They are more or less similar to the folk tales prevalent among other tribes and ethnic groups of the North Eastern region of India in that they have also some main genres such as supernatural or romantic tales, animals’ tales, humorous tales, tales of folk history, religious tales, tricksters’ tales, etiological or explanatory tales, traditional tales, etc.

Rabha folk tales like their counterparts in other north-eastern languages, are, in fact, epitomes of simple and rustic ways of rural life in which there are abundant expressions of weal and woe, excitement, religious belief, superstition and even magic and sorcery. Coming down from generation after generation, Rabha folk tales are vibrant with wonderful ideas and imagination.



1. The story of Tasrairaju
2. Bishkaram and Alikaram
3. The King – Frog
4. The Birth of the Porpoise and the Crocodile
5. The Knave Fox
6. The Fox and the Crow
7. Bachelor Kartika
8. The Trials and Tribulations of Sita
9. Nalua-Chalua
10. Kachmoni
11. The Chaste women Dystmakchi
12. Tore Tophre
13. The Story of Khaksi Puja
14. Baykhho Puja
15. The Tale of the Peacock and Peahen
16. The Ghosts
17. The Destiny – line
18. The Fox and the Tiger
19. The Old couple and a Tiger
20. The Intelligent uncastrated goat
21. Suryya and Chandra
22. The Beginning of Creation