These simple and unadorned tales deal with the people of Kashmir - their
loves, their hates, their deep-set superstitions, their struggles with
wild animals and untamed nature in some of her
fiercest moods. Great mountains can be not only majestic but they can be most
terrifying to those who fall a prey to wild storms while far away from any abode
of man. Only those who have spent a night alone in remote forests, while beasts
roam, can understand the pathetic alarm of the small Kashmiri lad in the woods.