Indian Ghost Stories
by S. Mukerji
excerpt from the story THE BOY POSSESSED:
I think it was in 1906 that in one of the principle cities in India the son of a rich man became ill. He had high fever and delirium and in his insensible state he was constantly talking in a language which was some kind of English but which the relatives could not understand.
This boy was reading in one of the lower classes of a...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 128 pages
Published by IndyPublish.com
(first published April 5th 2007)
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Camping trips during grade school and high school were always highlighted with a bonfire night where participants gather round in one large or several intimate groups, sharing stories that usually incline towards the spooky to the terrifying. These stories are told with much attestation of truth: "I swear that one time, a friend of my friend..." or "My grandma's neighbor has seen a ghost..." to the much more credible "I saw it with my own two eyes!" Whether the story holds some truth or is merel...more
Aug 03, 2011 Cathy rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A genuinely peculiar and delightful little book! I thought this free Kindle book might be a collection of Indian supernatural folklore, but nope. Published during the First World War, Indian Ghost Stories turns out to be a chatty and digressive account of "true" ghost stories the author either experienced or heard about from friends. It's loosely divided by type -- apparitions to the recently dead to their loved ones, harbingers of death, haunted places, offended ghosts who must be propitiated,...more
the first ever book of ghost stories with a indian flavour. I think we need to distinguish this from other collections. this was never meant to be a piece of literature, but the author's primary objective was to collect tales he had heard to be "true". Actually as a part of my research during writing my own book of ghost stories from India, this was a great find because its so distinctly Indian. Worth a read