Listen to this week’s stories from gaatha story podcasts. The Hindi and English stories from Baalgatha are from our archives, that is, we are re-publishing stories that we had brought to you in the past. The reason for doing so is that we are making several changes to our shows : updating thee stories, adding new images, introducing new stories, shows and languages.

The amount of work turned out to be much more than we had anticipated, leading to delay in bringing you new stories. But rest assured, starting next week, we will be back on track!

Fairytales of India Podcast

Is it a Jackal, or a Tiger? – Part I

Listen to Part I of this two part story from Northern India, about a King who abandons his beloved Queen over a wager. The Queen gives birth to a young prince who sets off on his life of adventures. This tale is based on the story Jackal or Tiger? from Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books.
This story has been revised and expanded by Amar Vyas and narrated by Sheerali Biju for gaatha story. Theme music Frost Waltz by Kevin McLeod.

This week on Baalgatha Podcast

Baalgatha English

The Singing Donkey

Today we present the Story of The Singing Donkey. A washerman’s donkey makes friends with a jackal and together the two of them steal cucumbers from a field. Ultimately, the donkey’s insistence to sing lands him into trouble.

Baalgatha Hindi

हाथी और चूहों का राजा (Elephants And the King of Mice)

इस कहानी में, हाथियों का एक दल उस क्षेत्र से यात्रा करता है जहाँ चूहों की एक बस्ती रहती है। इस प्रक्रिया में, कई चूहे मारे जाते हैं। चूहों का राजा हाथियों के राजा से मदद के लिए अनुरोध करता है। आगे क्या होता है, यह जानने के लिए कहानी सुनें। इस कहानी का नैतिक यह है कि किसी को दूसरों को कम नहीं आंकना चाहिए।

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