9 foot tall demons, a girl tortured by her stepmother, a country bumpkin who becomes the court astrologer because of saying the right word at the right time in front of the right person- Burhi Aair Xadhu (Assamese for Gandma’s Tales) was full of such stories.
And as a kid, I devoured these folktales. Once I was shut up in a room reading for so long that my family was just this close to calling the police. True story.
Like me, most of the members of the human race loves stories.It probably goes back to Hor the caveman who gathered the members of his tribe around a campfire to tell them how he saw spirits setting fire to a tree while beating a very loud drum. [Read more...]