Bariatu Tales


Will Rajnish, a 5-year-old dreamy-eyed kid, survive a multi-pronged attack by a fearsome hyena, a lurking ghost, a beautiful witch, and an unlawful theft?

Can Rajnish deal with the story of his father facing a cobra guarding a viper’s stone, a naagmani? Will Rajnish become a renowned batter and play for India?

Read more about Rajnish and his exploits, and about the stories he creates, or about the stories he grew up listening to. It is an enchanting tale of his life and times, set in Bariatu Housing Colony, a small colony in the late 1970s Ranchi. It has all the thrills of a small-town boy who lived in a joint family, and who led a different kind of life from the one led by millennial kids today. Learn about the wonderful life of a 1970s kid who had a couple of 10-year-olds and a couple of 1-year-olds for company while growing up and how that shaped his views about the family and the society at large.

Recount your own days as a kid during the 70s and 80s, and relive those happy times again!

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Bariatu Tales - An Anecdote

Will Rajnish, a 5-year-old dreamy-eyed kid, survive a multi-pronged attack by a fearsome hyena, a lurking ghost, a beautiful witch, and an unlawful theft?
Can Rajnish deal with the story of his father facing a cobra guarding a viper’s stone, a naagmani? Find out!!

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