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The Greatest Indian Fairy Tales


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AuthorSelected and edited by Joseph Jacobs (Introduction by Jerry Pinto; Illustrated by Kalyani Ganapathy)
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2018
PublisherTalking Cub
BindingHardback PLC
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Enter the magical, timeless world of classic fairy tales from India.

A prince sets out on an adventure and is joined by a talking parrot and the ‘Ant-Raja’. Together, can they win the heart of the beautiful Princess Labam?

Gangazara, the soothsayer’s son, rescues the tiger-king, the serpent-king and the rat-king from a well. But did he make a grave mistake when he also rescued the cunning goldsmith?

A boy is born with the mark of the moon on his forehead and a star on his chin but his enemies want to kill him as soon as he is born. Can he overcome his cruel destiny and return to his rightful kingdom?

Also in these pages are stories about animals both wise and cruel—a tiger tricked into returning to his cage by a jackal, a crane outwitted by a crab, and the cat, dog and mice who pit their wits against crafty humans.

Brave girls, adventurous men, wily tricksters, loyal friends populate of this book, bringing alive an imagined world from long, long ago. Beautifully illustrated in colour and introduced by Jerry Pinto, these fairy tales are as unique as they are unforgettable and will ignite the imagination of a new generation of readers.

About the author
Joseph Jacobs was an Australian folklorist, translator, historian and writer. He collected many traditional folk and fairy tales and made them popular with his retellings. His work popularised some of the world’s best-known versions of English fairy tales including ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’, and ‘The History of Tom Thumb’. He also collected fairy tales from continental Europe, as well as Jewish, Celtic and Indian fairy tales.Kalyani Ganapathy (Illustrator) lives in the Nilgiris with her family. When she is not illustrating, she can be found reading, with her basset hound for company. Kalyani has always wanted to be a creator of children’s books. She loves travelling, and is always looking forward to new destinations and discoveries.

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