Overview for The Puffin Treasury of Modern Indian Stories
The Puffin Treasury of Modern Indian Stories is a unique collection of stories and excerpts written by master storytellers. It represents for the first time the richness and range of writing for children in India during the twentieth century. From Ruskin Bondâ€™s humorous â€˜Snake Troubleâ€™ and Vikram Sethâ€™s animal fable in verse â€˜The Elephant and the Tragopanâ€™, to Salman Rushdieâ€™s fantasy â€˜Haroun and the Sea of Storiesâ€™ and Satyajit Rayâ€™s gripping tale â€˜The Hungry Septopusâ€™, this anthology has a vibrant mix of styles and forms. With spectacular illustrations by a host of the most talented artists working today, this anthology will delight both children and adults.
Mala Dayal (Author)
Mala Dayal graduated from Cambridge and has been involved with developing, selecting and editing material for children for the last thirty years. She has written and translated several books for children, including The Story of Guru Nanak (1969) which is still in print. She was the editor of the Nehru Bal Pustakalaya series and chief editor of the National Centre for Childrenâ€™s Literature in the National Book Trust.