Overview for The Rainmakers and Other Stories
Intrepid young women and men, foolish and wise animals, the antics of tricksters-all these and more are included in this wonderful, witty retelling of folk stories and legends from regions as far apart as China and Latin America. This collection of ten stories will delight readers of all ages. The book is profusely illustrated by one of India's most gifted illustrators.
Shanta Rameshwar Rao (Author)
Shanta Rameshwar Rao is one of India's finest writers. She writes for both children and adults, and indeed her work can be read by both with equal enjoyment. Her first book Tales of Ancient India was reprinted several times, and has now been adapted as a supplementary reader for schools. It has also been published in the UK. Other books by her are The Bulbul's Ruby Nose-ring and other stories, Chathu the Elephant Boy (with Karoor Neelakantha Pillai), Seethu, and The Mahabharata and in Worship of Shiva. (The last two titles are available in this series). Her novel Children of God has received wide acclaim. Her most recent book is The Rainmaker and Other Stories. In 1961 Mrs. Rameshwar Rao founded the Vidyaranya School in Hyderabad. She continues to teach in and to direct the school. In her capacity as teacher and educationist she has also written several books for use in the classroom at both school and college level. Born in Mercara educated in Patna, Hyderabad and Lucknow, she lives and works in Hyderabad.
Subir Roy (Author)
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