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Marriage of a Little Mouse & The Tortoise
February 27, 2011 09:33 PM PST
Here are two stories. The first is "Marriage of a Little Mouse" told by Bir Jogi. He told it first in English and then in Nepali. Second is "The Tortoise" told in Nepali by Jay Jogi and in English by Bir Yogi.
February 27, 2011 08:18 PM PST
Bishnu Mishra told this tale in Laconia, NH in his ESOL class. He said he heard it as a boy when he worked in the cardomom fields. He tells it in Nepali; the English interpretation is by Nilhari Bhandari.Cow and Lion
February 27, 2011 07:51 PM PST
Saraswati told "Cow and Lion" in Nepali and her teacher Kerstin Ahlgren read it in English. Here is the English version. Saraswati said she heard the tale while she worked in the fields. They told it in Laconia, NH on Nov.11, 2010 in a Lutheran Social Services ESOL class where folklorist Jo Radner facilitated a folktale workshop.The Pumpkin Husband
February 27, 2011 01:11 PM PST
Hari Tiwari told this story in Nepali and Nilhari Bhandari interpreted to English in the New Hampshire Humanities Council's Bhutanese Folktale Project.
January 28, 2011 10:24 AM PST
Keshar said that her mom told this story to her while they chopped vegetables to prepare the evening meal. She has told the story many times in Nepali to her friends in Nepal. She has been in the U.S. five months and here tells the story for the first time in English. Keshar told the story at NHTI, Concord Community College.The Vulture told by Bhim Dhakal
February 27, 2011 01:44 PM PST
Bhim Dhakal told this story on a snowy January day , 2011, in Concord, NH at Concord Community College where he is a student. The Vulture is one of the stories collected in the New Hampshire Humanities Council's Bhutanese Folktale Project.STORY Connections
November 26, 2010 11:42 AM PST
STORY Connections is a folklore podcast from the New Hampshire Humanities Council literacy program, Connections. Connections is a reading program offered in collaboration with English Language Learners and Adult Basic Education classes. You'll hear traditional stories remembered by storytellers from their childhoods. First up - "The Three Shells" - a tale from Bhutan told in Nepali and English.
STORY Connections is a story podcast from the New Hampshire Humanities Council literacy program, Connections. Connections is a reading program offered in collaboration with English Language Learner and Adult Basic Education classes. You'll hear traditional tales remembered by storytellers from their childhood. Dal Rai created the STORY Connections image of a Bhutanese grandmother in traditional dress and gold jewelry telling stories to her grandchildren.
The New Hampshire Humanities Council organized a project with Bhutanese refugees in Laconia and Concord, NH to remember and tell folktales heard in childhood. Here are some of the tales gathered in workshops with folklorist Jo Radner and interpreter Nilhari Bhandari. We have worked with students in Lutheran Social Services ESOL classes and at the New Hampshire Technical Institute/Concord Community College.
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