Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Foreign Folktales in Hindi Ready-1

It is long long time when I wrote my last post here. What was I doing? I was trying to get my folktales which are now more than 1,100, published in the book form. Now-a-days it is very difficult to publish anything in the market. I was really surprised when in spite of talking to several publishers, no publisher got ready to publish them. Somehow I was able to pursue a publisher to publish my first book. Thanks Publisher.

Touch Read project
Under my Touch Read project which is to publish "Foreign Folktales in Hindi Braille", I have been able to publish three books last year. These books were sent free of charge to more than 150 schools for Blind all over India where the students read Hindi Braille. They were published by National Association of Blind, Mumbai, India. They can still be obtained free of charge anywhere in the world by any blind person who can read Hindi Braille .

These books are:
(1) Folktales of Nigeria-1  (2) Folktales of Nigeria-2  (3) Folktales of Ethiopia
To obtain them free Contact :   or 

Other Books in Hindi
To date I have written more than 1,100 foreign folktales in Hindi. In other words it is a moving library of folktales if it is taken on the computer, it is an archive, it is a treasure. I feel that it should be the largest collection of foreign folktales in Hindi all over the world. Among these 1,100 folktales, more than 400 folktales are only from African countries.

As you know I have already published more than 35 books on Scribd too. Read them at  - 

I have written an article also about this in an e-magazine Garbhanal (Dec 2015 issue) which may be read at .

For the time being, till any of the book is not published on paper, I have these folktales ready published on CDs. For the convenience of readers these folktales have been divided by countries. The following title are available for sale :-

Folktales from Canada - 17 tales
Folktales from China - 
China: Myths - in 2 parts - 37 tales
Folktales from Italy - in 9 parts - 122 tales.
Folktales from South Africa - 18 tales

Musical Instruments in Folktales - 15 tales
Adventures of Tortoise - 17 tales

See other Blogs in this series clicking on "Folktales" in label section.

Write about them later

Sushma Gupta 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Foreign Folktales in Hindi-5

I have posted several blogs about my efforts to document many foreign folktales written in English language to present them in Hindi language to make them available for our Hindi readers, researchers and related associations and institutions.

You might have read this also that more then 700 folktales are now available in Hindi language. More than 600 folktales have been listed at my website --
This list contains the title of the folktale in Hindi, its number of pages (in big type set good for children), the origin of its continent and the country.

You might be wondering how many folktales can be read from among these 700 folktales?
I have published some 31 books on Scribd, Among which 5 books are free while other books are at minimum price - just $0,99 to download them on any of your electronic devices from the following site --

The 5 books which are free are -
1.  Odd Marriages - Folktales From Africa
2.  Stories of Justice
3.  Stories of Akbar Birbal-1
4.  Stories of Akbar Birbal-2
5.  Folktales from Ethiopia-1

Read them and enjoy them for free.
You may buy other books. They are available at a very affordable cheap price.

I am really happy to publish them there for our Hindi-readers

Sushma Gupta

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Foreign Folktales in Hindi-4

It has been long time when I wrote my last blog - in October 2014.
Fortunately that was also about the Foreign Folktales in Hindi
After that I got busy in somewhat organizing, editing and e-publishing my some foreign folktales in Hindi in book form on Scribd.

During the past six months I could publish some 30 books in all. They are mostly organized by topics except a few books by countries - Canada, Ethiopia and Zanzibar (Tanzania). Of course Ethiopia and Canada's all folktales are not given there.

One can go to the site below and read these books there ---

My other blogs about "Foreign Folktales in Hindi" may be read at ---
Touch Read Project

Under Touch Read Project, which is purely for the visually handicapped readers, three books have been published by Bombay Office so far. Others are on their way...

1,  Folktales from Nigeria - 1
2.  Folktales from Nigeria - 2
3.  Folktales from Ethiopia - 1

They can be obtained free by any eligible reader (a visually handicapped reader of Hindi) by writing to our Marketing manager Mr DK Gupta   at
I will be too happy to send these books to anybody who asks for them.

Hope you will like these folktales and recommend them to others to read them.
Spread the word as much as you can,
Develop the habit of reading.
Reading is good for you as it increases your knowledge,
Knowledge is Power...
Everybody wants Power...
You must also have Power


Sushma Gupta