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Animalia Indica: The Finest Animal Stories in Indian Literature

Sumana Roy (Author)

Extraordinary stories for readers of every stripe. For centuries, the animal kingdom has captured the Indian imagination. And the land of the Panchatantra and the Jataka Tales continues to give rise to literary masterpieces. Some of the greatest Stories in modern Indian literature have animals as protagonists. In Animalia indica, Sumana Roy collects the best fiction written about animals from the past hundred years or so. Beginning with Premchand’s classic, ‘a tale of two bullocks’, and taking in its sweep some of the greatest pieces of literary fiction to have originated in India including ‘Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’ by Rudyard Kipling, ‘Mahesh’ by Sarah Chandra Chattopadhyay, ‘the mark of Vishnu’ by Khushwant Singh, ‘a horse and two goats’ by R. K. Narayan, ‘poonachi’ by Perumal Murugan, ‘the crocodile and the monkey’ by Vikram Seth, ‘the reflections of a hen in her last hour’ by Paul zacharia, ‘the last tiger’ by Ruskin Bond and ‘elephant at sea’ by Kanishk Tharoor, the stories in Animalia indica are guaranteed to dazzle the reader. These stories, centred on animals, and written over the last hundred years or so, are among the greatest feats of creation in the annals of modern Indian literature. Once read, their Flaming brilliance will ensure they are never forgotten. A tale of two bullocks by Premchand Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling Mahesh by Sarah Chandra Chattopadhyay jumman by Shripad Narayan Pendse shooting an elephant by George Orwell the flood by thakazhi sivasankara pillage the mark of Vishnu by Khushwant Singh bulbuls by Habib ka Mr an a horse and two goats by R. K. Narayan the copper-tailed skink by manjula Padmanabhan the last tiger by Ruskin Bond the owlet who craved the sun by Achyutananda path the crocodile and the monkey by Vikram Seth labour by R. R. Borade the reflections of a hen in her last hour by Paul zacharia the summer of the Crows by nilanjana Roy poonachi by Perumal Murugan a tale of animals by Moti Lal kemmu elephant at sea by Kanishk Tharoor snake by Sujatha and then laughed the hyena by Syed Muhammad Ashraf.

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Title Animalia Indica: The Finest Animal Stories in Indian Literature
Author Sumana Roy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.04.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Aleph Book Company
Language: English
isbn 9789388292573
length 304p.