Tales from India

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byJ. E. B. Gray

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Beautifully told retellings of classic stories from India. Full of richness and warmth, these tales of tender love, great heroism, acts of sacrifice, foolishness and friendship come vividly to life. There is an epic battle in which monkeys and bears help rescue the beautiful princess Sitafrom evil demons and a simple fable about a jackal who tries to become king. This tapestry of stories is as colourful and diverse as India itself. Sources in selecting the stories have been Sanskrit and Pali, the classical languages of the Brahmans and the Buddhists. Many of these tales were current centuries before the Christian era and were given a sophisticated form by the storytellers of classical times. * The subject of myths and legends ties in with the National Curriculum. * Classic retellings have continued to sell for over thirty years. * Before his death the author lived in Maidstone in Kent.

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Beautifully told retellings of classic stories from India. Full of richness and warmth, these tales of tender love, great heroism, acts of sacrifice, foolishness and friendship come vividly to life. There is an epic battle in which monkeys and bears help rescue the beautiful princess Sitafrom evil demons and a simple fable about a jac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.43 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192751158

ISBN - 13:9780192751157

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tales from India by J.E.B. Gray Value for money. Good read. For those who don't have enough time to read thick novels and want to enjoy short stories this book is a must. Well written good old Indian folk tales of humans and animals.
Date published: 2002-01-29