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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.... Please click here to ask a question
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