Calcutta Review, li (1870), p. 121. (Abstract of Indian version of "Cinderella", published in Bombay Gazette, 1864. In another version it is a fish, not a cow, that befriends heroine.
Ill-treated heroine (by step-mother)--Helpful animal (cow), gives milk -- Slaying of helpful animal -- Revivified bones --Eating taboo--Magic dresses--Meeting-place (palace)--Flight (? threefold)--Lost shoe--Heroine hides ii granary--Animal witness (cock)--Happy marriage--Villain Nemesis.
(1) Heroine is ill-treated by stepmother, who finding that cow nourishes her with its milk, resolves to kill it.--(2) Cow bids heroine be comforted, and take care to collect its bones, horn, skin, and every part that is thrown away; above all to avoid eating its flesh. Cow is killed and heroine does as bidden.--(3) Prince is making choice of bride; heroine is left at home to cook supper whilst stepsister goes to palace.--(4) Cow returns to life, gives dresses and gold clogs to heroine.--(5) She drops one of these when prince is pursuing her, and when he comes to seek her she is hidden in granary. Cock betrays her presence.--(6) Prince marries her.--(7) Stepmother and stepsister are punished.
Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated. London: David Nutt for the Folklore Society, 1893.
While the original text of this book is out of copyright, the special formatting and compilation available on SurLaLune Fairy Tales is copyrighted. Be aware that while the original content has been honored, page numbering, footnote numbering, redesigned charts, links, and other aspects are unique to this site's version of the text. Use at your own risk. For private and fair use educational purposes only.