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Tales from India

by J. E. B Gray | 08 February 2001
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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 Sita from 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 Sita from 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 Sita from 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.

Product Details

Tales from India

ISBN9780192751157

FormatPAPERBACK

Publisher (08 February. 2001)

No. of Pages151

Weight117

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 198 x 129 x 11