Puthi
A Puthi is a book of poetic fairy tales and religious stories of rural ancient Bengal which were read by a senior "educated" person while others would listen. This was used as a medium for education a...
Hanasaka Jiisan
Hanasaka Jiisan (花咲か爺さん), also called Hanasaka Jiijii (花咲か爺), is a Japanese fairy tale. Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford collected it in Tales of Old Japan (1871), as "The Story of the Old Ma...
Panji (prince)
Panji (formerly spelled Pandji) was a legendary prince in East Java, Indonesia. His life formed the basis of a cycle of Javanese stories, that, along with the Ramayana and Mahabharata, are the basis o...
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The Jogi's Punishment
The Jogi's Punishment is an Indian fairy tale, a Punjabi story collected by Major Campbell in Feroshepore. Andrew Lang included it in The Lilac Fairy Book.
A rajah made a jogi welcome in his city...
The King Who Would Be Stronger Than Fate
The King Who Would Be Stronger Than Fate is an Indian fairy tale, included by Andrew Lang in The Brown Fairy Book.
A king with a daughter once was lost while hunting and met a hermit, who prophesi...
Preeta Samarasan
Preeta Samarasan is a Malaysian author writing in English whose first novel, Evening Is the Whole Day, won the Hopwood Novel Award (while she was doing her MFA at the University of Michigan), was a fi...
Issun-bōshi
Issun-bōshi (一寸法師, "One-Inch Boy"; sometimes translated into English as "Little One Inch" or "The Inch-High Samurai") is the subject of a fairy tale from Japan. This story can be found in old Jap...
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The Fisher-Girl and the Crab
The Fisher-Girl and the Crab is an Indian fairy tale collected by Verrier Elwin in Folk-Tales of Mahakoshal; it comes from the Kurukh, a people living in Chitrakoot, Bastar State.
A Kurukh couple ...
The Pretty Little Calf
The Pretty Little Calf is a Chinese fairy tale collected by Wolfram Eberhard in Folktales of China.
An official without children leaves home to take a new post. His first wife promised him gold on...
Beauty and Pock Face
Beauty and Pock Face is a Chinese fairy tale collected by Wolfram Eberhard in Chinese Fairy Tales and Folk Tales.It is classified as Cinderella, Aarne-Thompson type 510A, the persecuted heroine; other...
The Tiger, the Brahmin and the Jackal
The Tiger, the Brahmin and the Jackal is a popular Indian fairy tale with a long history and many variants. Mary Frere included a version in her 1868 collection of Indian folktales, Old Deccan Days, t...
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Kachi-kachi Yama
Kachi-kachi Yama (かちかち山, kachi-kachi being an onomatopoeia of the sound a fire makes and yama meaning "mountain", roughly translates to "Fire-Crackle Mountain"), also known as Kachi-Kachi Mountain...
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Ye Xian
"Ye Xian" (simplified Chinese: 叶限; traditional Chinese: 葉限; pinyin: Yè Xiàn) or Yeh-Shen is a Chinese fairy tale that is similar to the European Cinderella story (but about a millennium ol...
The Bronze Ring
The Bronze Ring is the first story in The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. According to Lang's preface, this version of this fairy tale from the Middle East or Central Asia was translated and adapted ...
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Diamond Cut Diamond (fairy tale)
Diamond Cut Diamond is an Indian fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Olive Fairy Book (1907), describing as a Punjabi story collected by Major Campbell in Feroshepore.
A merchant, after ma...
The Husband of the Rat's Daughter
The Husband of the Rat's Daughter is a Japanese fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Brown Fairy Book. It is Aarne-Thompson type 2031C, a chain tale or cumulative tale. Another story of this ...
The Three Princes of Serendip
The Three Princes of Serendip is the English version of the Peregrinaggio di tre giovani figliuoli del re di Serendippo published by Michele Tramezzino in Venice in 1557. Tramezzino claimed to have he...
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Kintarō
Kintarō (金太郎, often translated as "Golden Boy") is a folk hero from Japanese folklore. A child of superhuman strength, he was raised by a mountain hag on Mount Ashigara. He became friendly with th...
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Shippeitaro
Shippeitaro is a Japanese fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Violet Fairy Book, listing his source as Japanische Marchen.
A young warrior wandered the land in search of adventure, eventual...
Momotarō
Momotarō (桃太郎, Momotarou, lit. "Peach Boy") is a popular hero from Japanese folklore. His name literally means Peach Tarō, a common Japanese boy's name, which is often translated as Peach Boy...
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My Lord Bag of Rice
"My Lord Bag of Rice" (in Japanese, Tawara Tōda [俵藤太 "Rice-bag Tōda"]) is a fairy tale about a hero who kills the giant centipede Seta to help a Japanese dragon princess, and is rewarded in her underw...
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