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Our Stories

Bringing you folklore straight from the mountains, plains, deserts and beaches of Pakistan. Transcribed, illustrated and curated with love. Happy reading! 

-Team Folkloristan


The Adventures of Sindbad

An enthralling tale, of adventure, fantasy and more...

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Wali Dad the Grasscutter

A fateful journey, from rags to riches by chance, and riches to rags by choice.

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The Legend of Raja Rasalu

An hunting chronicle of medieval Punjabi giant-slayer King.

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The Legend of Koh-e-Chiltan

The legend of a haunted mountain in Balochistan.

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The Legend of Hatim Tai

Adapted from Arab and Persian lore, one of many fun adventures of Prince Hatim.

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Legend of the Dog's Grave

A tale of true loyalty, and the spirit of our friend's with paws.

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Karsaz's Ghost-Bride

A famous urban legend from Pakistan's largest metropolitan: Karachi.


Mullah Nasruddin Feeds His Coat

A satirical, humorous fable adsorbed from Turkish folklore by Urdu.


Mir Hammal-e-Jiand of Kalmaat

A tribal chieftain from Baloch history who bravely fought Portuguese invasions.

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The Bracelet Maker of Jhang

A miracle of prayer, made at the mausoleum of Heer Ranjha.

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Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves

A well-known tale where the witty heroine who saves the day!

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Atar Anahita

Dance of the Divine - a story of cosmology and world creation from Parsi beliefs.

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