The Ghost of the Mountains

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Story Title: The Ghost of the Mountain
Author: Sujatha Padmanabhan
Illustration: Madhuvanti Anantharajan
Storyteller: Karishma Modi
Published By: Kalpavriksh ( and Snow Leopard Conservancy – India Trust (
Language: English
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The residents of Ang, a small village in the Himalayan mountains in Ladakh, wake up one morning to find an unusual visitor in their midst. The villagers are angry, very angry, and threaten to kill the visitor. A young lad of the village is the only one who feels that the visitor must be spared. What can he possibly do? Listen on to find out..

This is also our first story in a Chitrabook format. Do let us know what you think about this.

Special Thanks to Sujatha Padmanabhan for setting this story free, to Madhuvanti Anantharajan for the amazing illustrations and to Kalpavriksh and Snow Leopard Conservancy – India Trust for bringing this book to the world.

The Scanned PDF of the book has been made available by Mr. Arvind Gupta. Read more Arvind Gupta here.

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More Resources

A documentary on snow leopards by Snow Leopard Conservancy-India trust:

A video on snow leopards by BBC Planet Earth:


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