Selected Stories From the Arabian Nights

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Item Code: IDG664
Author: Kunwar' Anil Kumar
Publisher: Manoj Publications, Delhi
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8181334647
Pages: 175
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.5" X 7.3"
Book Description

About the Book:

'Arabian Nights' or The Thousand Nights' was originally authored in Persian language under the caption 'Alif Laila'. It is one of the world's famous classics and especially in the category if children's literature. It is mostly a collection of stories from ancient Indian, Persian and Arabic folklore, these are highly imaginative stories, full of magical fantacies and happenings. As the folklore goes once a Sultan known as shaharyaar, married a beautiful girl named Shaharzaad for one night only. The next day he intended to kill her in the same manner as he had done away with some of her earlier one-night queens. The clever Shaharzaad saved her life by continuously telling stories to Sultan, one after another, This story narration continued for 1001 nights.

Some of the stories the young readers keep on enjoying as ever are the story of Sindbad the Sailor; the story of Alladin and the magic lamp; the story of Alibaba and the Forty Thieves; the story of Ninth Statue; the story of Pyari Bano; the story of Hassan: The Rope Weaver, the Story of Blind Beggar, the Story of Good-for-Nothing and Nawab etc.; These stories, written in a simple and lucid style, apart form entertaining the readers-young and old alike-also inculcate in them a sense of moral and social values.




1. Alladin and the Magic Lamp 5-12
2. Sindbad and the Monster Bird 13-18
3. Sindbad and One eyed Cannibal 19-28
4. Khudadad and the Monster 29-33
5. The Jealous Sisters of A Queen 34-51
6. The Lie that Caused Disaster 52-56
7. Badr Basim and Jauharah 57-77
8. The Nawab and the Invisible Dinner 78-83
9. Hassan and the Precious Stone 84-92
10. the King of Jinns Brings Fortune to Zain 93-102
11. One Night's Reign of Abu Hassan 103-109
12. A Donkey Outwits A Bullock 110-112
13. The Beggar Who Demanded Slaps with Alms 113-119
14. The Three Wonderful Things 120-138
15. Gold Coins Turned into Walnuts 139-142
16. The Demon Who Loved to Hear Stories 143-148
17. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 149-159
18. The History of the young king of the Black Isles 160-171
19. The Story of fitna and Gaanam 172-175


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