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A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales
A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales
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From Bengal to Bastar and Kashmir to Coorg, there are stories that have been handed down generations: bedtime stories for children, fireside stories for travelers, who have heard these tales, wondered at them and repeated them to others. In A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folklores, Aditi De collects forty such stories from various parts of India and retells them with dollops of humour.

A friendless crocodile, a timid mouse and a vain fox are among some of the eccentric characters that appear in this book. There is also a clever princess, a hapless priest with heron feathers flying out of his mouth, and galleries of rough. Strange happenings are not uncommon, so a nail grows out of nail clippings and a beetle saves a man from the dungeons. Full of the details of everyday life, festivities and food, these ageless stories have seldom been so exciting and such fun. Accompanied by Uma Krishnaswamy's brilliant illustrations, this book will introduce the magic of Indian folktales to a new generation of readers

About the Author:

Aditi De is a freelance writer and editor based in Bangalore. She has worked at Indian Express and been associate Editor of the children's magazine Junior Quest, which she launched for the Chennai-based Chandamama group. She later edited Open Seasame, the children's supplement, Sunday Herald and Articulations magazine pages of Deccan Herald. She has written children's columns for Chatterbox magazine, Deccan Chronicle and Young World. She is the author of Articulations, a collection of interviews with contemporary Indian visual artists.

CONTENTS

How the First House Was Built1
With a Wave of the Wand7
A Sweet, Sweet Dream14
The Case of the Jealous Guru20
Gangamma and the Nail Tree29
How the World Was Born34
Bharo's Lucky Damris42
The Monkey Monarch49
Wisdom for sale56
The Golden Dream62
The Frog Bridegroom65
The Sun God's Gifts71
Tiger, Tiger, Who Are You? 78
Gopal Bhar Measures the Earth86
A Beetle to the Rescue91
How Death Came to Earth101
A Twist in the Tale106
King for a Day111
Sukhu and Dukhu117
Who's the Greatest of Them All? 127
The Mind-reader130
The Weevil's Fast135
A Wealth of Wisdom139
The Secret of the Magic Fruits147
Justice for the Queen Cobra154
The Mother-in-law's Blessings163
The Heron That Grew169
The Mystery of the Eighth Key173
Tenali Rama the Painter181
The Unusual adventures of Chhura185
A Pool School for Crocodiles191
A Salty Love199
A Gathering of Rogues205
A Vision of Mecca213
The Crocodile Meets His Match215
The Tortoise Elephant221
The Bag of Fortune227
An Egg-citing Adventure230
The Dealer of Death238
A Story to End Them All243
Acknowledgements248

A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales

Item Code:
IDE675
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
0143334972
Language:
English
Size:
7.8" X 5.2"
Pages:
248 (Figures: 37)
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From the Jacket:

From Bengal to Bastar and Kashmir to Coorg, there are stories that have been handed down generations: bedtime stories for children, fireside stories for travelers, who have heard these tales, wondered at them and repeated them to others. In A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folklores, Aditi De collects forty such stories from various parts of India and retells them with dollops of humour.

A friendless crocodile, a timid mouse and a vain fox are among some of the eccentric characters that appear in this book. There is also a clever princess, a hapless priest with heron feathers flying out of his mouth, and galleries of rough. Strange happenings are not uncommon, so a nail grows out of nail clippings and a beetle saves a man from the dungeons. Full of the details of everyday life, festivities and food, these ageless stories have seldom been so exciting and such fun. Accompanied by Uma Krishnaswamy's brilliant illustrations, this book will introduce the magic of Indian folktales to a new generation of readers

About the Author:

Aditi De is a freelance writer and editor based in Bangalore. She has worked at Indian Express and been associate Editor of the children's magazine Junior Quest, which she launched for the Chennai-based Chandamama group. She later edited Open Seasame, the children's supplement, Sunday Herald and Articulations magazine pages of Deccan Herald. She has written children's columns for Chatterbox magazine, Deccan Chronicle and Young World. She is the author of Articulations, a collection of interviews with contemporary Indian visual artists.

CONTENTS

How the First House Was Built1
With a Wave of the Wand7
A Sweet, Sweet Dream14
The Case of the Jealous Guru20
Gangamma and the Nail Tree29
How the World Was Born34
Bharo's Lucky Damris42
The Monkey Monarch49
Wisdom for sale56
The Golden Dream62
The Frog Bridegroom65
The Sun God's Gifts71
Tiger, Tiger, Who Are You? 78
Gopal Bhar Measures the Earth86
A Beetle to the Rescue91
How Death Came to Earth101
A Twist in the Tale106
King for a Day111
Sukhu and Dukhu117
Who's the Greatest of Them All? 127
The Mind-reader130
The Weevil's Fast135
A Wealth of Wisdom139
The Secret of the Magic Fruits147
Justice for the Queen Cobra154
The Mother-in-law's Blessings163
The Heron That Grew169
The Mystery of the Eighth Key173
Tenali Rama the Painter181
The Unusual adventures of Chhura185
A Pool School for Crocodiles191
A Salty Love199
A Gathering of Rogues205
A Vision of Mecca213
The Crocodile Meets His Match215
The Tortoise Elephant221
The Bag of Fortune227
An Egg-citing Adventure230
The Dealer of Death238
A Story to End Them All243
Acknowledgements248

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