its interesting to see that folktales and legends are all part of a collective memory. i think much is slowly fading away, eroded by the distractions of modernity. but it is this same modernity that is keeping some of our folktales alive… Check out some interesting websites on folktales i’ve chanced upon in preparation for writing the Memory Tree

here’s a list of Indian stories (, and if you click the tabs, you can find poetry, legends and folktales. some are illustrated with fine drawings.

on a different vein is Aaron Shepherd ( he writes beautifully simply! if you discover similar treasures, please share them here….

~ saigontaitai