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A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales

 
Aditi De (Author) Uma Krishnaswamy (Author)
Synopsis From Bengal to Bastar and Kashmir to Coorg, there are stories that have been handed down generations: bedtime stories for children, fireside stories for travelers, who have heard these tales, wondered at them and repeated them to others. In A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales, Aditi De collects forty such stories from various parts of India and retells them with dollops of humour. A friendless crocodile, a timid mouse and a vain fox are among some of the eccentric characters that appear in this book. there is also a clever princess, a hapless priest with heron feathers flying our of his mouth, and galleries of rogues. Strange happenings are not uncommon, so a nail tree grows out of nail clippings and a beetle saves a man from the dungeons. Full of the details of everyday life, festivities and food, these ageless stories have seldom been so exciting and such fun. Accompanied by Uma Krishnaswamy’s brilliant illustrations, this book will introduce the magic of Indian folktales to a new generation of readers.
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About the author

Aditi De

Born in Calcutta in 1954, Aditi De is currently a Bangalore-based freelance writer and editor. Cultural journalism has been her forte since her stints at Indian Express, Chennai, and Deccan Herald, Bangalore. Her passions in life include travel, interacting with creative people engaged in the arts, crafts and textiles, and sharing special time with children.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0143334972
length viii+248p., Figures; 20cm.