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The Race Around the World with Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha

Context: My informant is a 18 year old student from the University of Southern California (USC). This conversation took place one night at Cafe 84, a place where many students at USC go to study at night. The informant and I sat alone at our own table, but were in an open space where there… Continue Reading »

How Lord Ganesha Got His Head

Context: My informant is a 18 year old student from the University of Southern California (USC). This conversation took place one night at Cafe 84, a place where many students at USC go to study at night. The informant and I sat alone at our own table, but were in an open space where there… Continue Reading »

The Elephant and the Jackal

Informant: There is one tale that I remember from when I was like… super young. Like an Indian folktale.   Interviewer: Yeah sure, let’s hear it.   Informant: It’s called The Elephant and the Jackal. There was once an Elephant that was a monster, and like, he would rampage across the forests destroying trees, and… Continue Reading »

“Rare Bog, Rattlin’ Bog,” A Camp Song

“Rare Bog, Rattlin’ Bog,” A Camp Song Chorus (clapping) Rare bog, rattlin’ bog, way down in the valley-o Rare bog, rattlin’ bog, way down in the valley-o And in this bog There was a tree [arms in front of you in a circle] A rare tree! [swing arms to left and right] A rattlin’ tree… Continue Reading »