The Elephant-headed God and Other Hindu Tales

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James Clarke & Co., 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 88 pages
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The worlds of gods, demons and humans meet and come alive in these twelve stories. The gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, birds, beasts, demons, monsters, sages and warriors that inhabit these classical tales deliver the enduring wisdom of Hindu folklore. The stories are amongst the oldest in the world and belong to children everywhere, regardless of religion or country of birth. Each tale is illustrated with dramatic black-and-white pictures by Margaret Jones. These evocative illustrations capture the wealth and strength of the culture behind the stories and give the tales a magnificent setting worthy of their power and drama.
 

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Contents

The Race
21
The Dwarfs Three Steps
36
Bhima and the Monkeys Tail
55
For Love of Urvashi
81
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About the author (1989)

About the Authors:
Debjani Chatterjee was born in India but now resides in England. In addition to being a skilled storyteller, she is also a poet and cartoonist.
Margaret Jones is the widely acclaimed illustrator of The Mabinogion and The Quest for Olwen. She lived in India for many years.

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