Jacobs, Joseph Indian Fairy Tales

ISBN 13 : 9781508795995

Indian Fairy Tales

9781508795995: Indian Fairy Tales

A rich and enchanting collection of 29 stories from the “home of the fairy tale.”

An exciting and entertaining collection of stores, full of the color and enchantment of India, written for the amusement of children everywhere. Its universal appeal like in the striking similarities between Indian tales and those of European myth and legend, characters often having counterparts in Western tradition. Especially selected and retold to offer the best of India, these stories speak of snow-capped mountains, meandering rivers, the ocean, the blue heavens, the exquisite flora and fauna, and characters from paupers to princes. The tales of courage and sacrifice, love and adventure, magic and death offer both spellbinding entertainment as well as answers to fundamental questions of life. This enchanting book will be treasured not only by children who enjoy reading of adventure and heroism, but also by parents and educators looking for new ways to respond to the age-old request to "Tell Me a Story".



The Lion and the Crane

How the Raja's Son won the Princess Labam

The Lambikin


The Broken Pot

The Magic Fiddle

The Cruel Crane Outwitted

Loving Laili

The Tiger, The Brahman, and the Jackal

The Soothsayers Son


The Charmed Ring

The Talkative Tortoise

A Lac of Rupees for a Piece of Advice

The Gold-Giving Serpent

The Son of Seven Queens

A Lesson for Kings

Pride Goeth Before a Fall

Raja Rasalu

The Ass in the Lion's Skin

The Farmer and the Money-Lender

The Boy who had a Moon on his Forehead and a Star on his Chin

The Prince and the Fakir

Why the Fish Laughed

The Demon with the Matted Hair

The Ivory City and its Fairy Princess

Sun, Moon, and Wind go out to Dinner

How the Wicked Sons were Duped

The Pigeon and the Crow

General Notes

Story Notes

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About the Author :

Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English Folklore. His work went on to popularize some of the world's best known versions of English fairy tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Goldilocks and the three bears", "The Three Little Pigs", "Jack the Giant Killer" and "The History of Tom Thumb". He published his English fairy tale collections: English Fairy Tales in 1890 and More English Fairytales in 1894 but also went on after and in between both books to publish fairy tales collected from continental Europe as well as Jewish, Celtic and Indian Fairytales which made him one of the most popular writers of fairytales for the English language. Jacobs was also an editor for journals and books on the subject of folklore which included editing the Fables of Bidpai and the Fables of Aesop, as well as articles on the migration of Jewish folklore. He also edited editions of "The Thousand and One Nights". He went on to join The Folklore Society in England and became an editor of the society journal Folklore. Joseph Jacobs also contributed to the Jewish Encyclopedia. (Wikipedia)

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