The Crow, the Jackal and the Red Crab

      D. R. Michael Buam
The Crow, the Jackal and the Red Crab

A myth describing the origin of the land crab found in the southern slopes of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, India. Retold in a humorous vein for increased pleasure of the readers.A folk tale and myth which explains the origin of the land crab found in Khasi and Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, India. It is retold in a lighter vein to enhance readers' experience. The story revolves around a Jackal, a Crow and the uncommon Land Crab. This story is part of folklore and mytholology of the Khasi ethnic race which include the Khynriam, Pnar, Vaar, Bhooi, Maharam and Lyngngam ethnic groups.
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