The Wish-fulfilling Cow and other Classical Indian Tales

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Back of The Book Do you know how Ganesh got such a large belly? Or why a sage and a king were fighting over the wish-fulfilling cow, Kamadhenu? Discover wise men, brave women and animals and birds with superhuman powers in this collection of fascinating stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Puranas, the Panchatantra and the Katbhasritsagar. Along with everlasting values, these ancient tales unfold a world full of fantasy, humour and adventure.   About the Aut...
Back of The Book

Do you know how Ganesh got such a large belly? Or why a sage and a king were fighting over the wish-fulfilling cow, Kamadhenu?

Discover wise men, brave women and animals and birds with superhuman powers in this collection of fascinating stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Puranas, the Panchatantra and the Katbhasritsagar.

Along with everlasting values, these ancient tales unfold a world full of fantasy, humour and adventure.

 

About the Author

Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal, writes for both children and adults and his written over 50 books. A frequent contributor to magazines and journals in India and abroad, she has edited and compiled several anthologies. Among other awards, she has received the N.C.E.R.T National Award for Children's Literature in 1993 for her picture book Ashok's New Friends, While her historical fiction Caravan to Tibet was on the IBBY (Internation Board on Book for Young People) Honour List 2008. Her work has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages. Recent titles include The Games of Shadows (Scholastic india) and Chanakya, the Master of Statecraft (Penguin India). She also reserches children's literature, actively promotes reading and conducts creative writing workshops and storytelling sessions.

 

Contents

 

1 A Feast for Ganesh! 7
2 A Mother's Ranson 15
3 The Wish-fulfilling Cow 30
4 How Indra Regained His Throne 39
5 Faithful Jatayu 48
6 The Tale of a Ring 58
7 When Vishnu Became a Fish 69
8 The Baby Who Talked Too Much 77
9 Hanuman to the Rescue 89
10 The Silent Queen 101
11 Bhim and the Monkey 112
12 The Adventures of Kirtisena 120
13 The Boy Who Defeated Death 130
14 Sixteen Pots of Gold 139
15 The Snake Prince 150
16 The Bell-Eared Demon 157
17 Who Are My Real Children? 163
18 Animals Are More Grateful 171

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Item Code: NAK359 Author: Deepa Agarwal Cover: Paperback Edition: 2015 Publisher: Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9789351037071 Language: English Size: 7.0 inch X 5.0 inch Pages: 180 (21 B/W Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 196 gms
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