Indian Tales Archive

Ramu and the Mangoes

A rich man lived in a small town in Tamil Nadu. One day he brought home two large and juicy mangoes. He gave them to his servent and said, …

Monkey Tricks

In a forest lived a stork and a monkey. They were friends and played together all day. One day the stork and the monkey were sitting in a tree. …

Two and Three

In a small village in Himachal (A state in northern hilly region in India.) lived an old man and his wife. Both were over seventy and both loved one …

The Singing Donkey

A donkey and a jackal were friends. One night they were walking together and felt hungry. They saw a field in which cucumbers were growing. They went inside to …

Greedy Motu Mal

Motu Mal was a rich man. But he was very greedy. “The king has more money than I have,” he said. “I want to be as rich as the …

Four Friends

In a town lived four friends. Three of them were very learned. That is, they knew everything written in books. But they had no sense. The fourth one had …

A City Of Mice

Once there was a city. All the people had gone away from that city long ago. Now only mice lived there. They had dug holes in the ground and …

The Heron and the Crab

There was once a heron who lived near a pond. He had become old and found it difficult to catch fish. He wanted an easy way of catching fish …

The Clever Jackal

A jackal lived under a tree. He had no house. ┬áHis wife and children also lived under the tree. In winter it was very cold. The jackal’s wife told …