The Hindu Sound

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Bradbury Press, 1980 - Hinduism - 151 pages
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Introduces the basic tenets of Hinduism by examining how sacred Hindu writings deal with such questions as "Who am I?," "Where did I come from?," and "Why am I here?"

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About the author (1980)

William Corlett, after being educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh, trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He soon started writing plays for the theater, including "The Gentle Avalanche" and "Return Ticket, " which were performed in London. Many television plays followed, including the award-winning series "Barriers, " for which he received the Writers' Guild Award for Best Children's Writer and a Gold Award at the New York International Film and Television Festival. His script for the children's series "The Paper Lads" won him another Writers' Guild Award for Best Children's Writer.

Between 1978 and 1988, William wrote a number of novels for young adults, including "The Gate of Eden, The Land Beyond, Return to the Gate, The Dark Side of the Moon, Bloxworth Blue, " and "The Secret Line." He also co-wrote "The Question Series, " which is a series of six books about world religions. His adaptation of the Jill Paton Walsh novel "Torch" was filmed by Edinburgh Films during 1990 and earned him another nomination for the Writers' Guild Best Children's Writer of the Year Award. In addition, his adaptation of the Elizabeth Goudge novel "The Little White Horse" was shown on BBC in 1994 and won a Silver Award at the New York International Film and TV Festival. William Corlett's "Magician's House Quartet, " originally published by The Bodley Head in London recently became a major BBC television series. "The Summer of the Haunting, " a contemporary ghost story, is his most recent novel for young readers.

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