Six unforgettable stories of love and bravery, treachery and injustice, from ancient Indian literature
Classical Sanskrit and Tamil writing teem with a myriad characters, and here we meet some truly memorable ones. This collection of six plays, poems and epics retold for children includes ‘Shakuntala’, a heartrending story of the love between the beautiful Shakuntala and King Dushyanta; ‘The Little Clay Cart’, where the evil designs of the king and his family are foiled by the righteous Charudatta and Vasantasena; ‘The Story of an Anklet’, about Kannagi, who wreaks a terrible revenge for the wrong done to her; ‘Manimekalai’, the extraordinary account of a woman’s search for her true calling; ‘The Last Trial of Sita’, in which the playwright gives a whole new ending to the Ramayana, and ‘The Broken Thigh’, about the final, desperate combat between Duryodhana and Bheema on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.
Accompanied by descriptions of the authors’ lives and the time when the stories were written, these lively retellings are an ideal introduction to some of the best-known stories from the Indian classics.
Additional featuresAuthor : Aditi Rao
Published by : Penguin Books India
Published : 08-Jun-2007
Imprint : Puffin
ISBN : 9780143330394
Edition : Paperback
Format : B
Classification : Children’s Fiction
Rights : World
Cover Price : Rs 175
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Shakunthala, a story from the "Abhijnana Sakunthalam", written by Kalidas in Sanskrit which was later translated into all Indian and other languages in the world. The story is very interesting, suspense, romantic, tragedy and all other combined feelings of the human beings. Every Indian children must know these stories hence must read this book.
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