The Pig and The Dog
Why are dogs kept in the house as pets, while pigs must stay outside? This collection of folk tales from Arunachal Pradesh has ingenious and hilarious explanations for all kinds of phenomena, from why langurs have black faces, to why tigers have stripes. In the hills of Arunachal Pradesh, as the family gathers before dinner, grandmothers and grandfathers answer the children's questions with age-old answers and stories. Arunachal Pradesh has a rich culture of folk tales, stories that are told and re-told, shared across generations and tribes. The story of the pig and the dog is from the Adi tribe while the story of the monkey is popular in the Nocte tribe.