29 Indian Fairy Tales.

29 Indian Fairy Tales.

by Joseph Jacobs
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 21/06/2018

Indian Fairy Tales is written by folklorist Joseph Jacobs and was first published in 1892. This e-book features twenty-nine stories taken from popular South Asian oral history. The stories are complimented by the original fifty-three full colour and black-and-white illustrations, which follow the story line.

Some scholars have stated that India is the original home of the fairy tale, and that all European fairy tales have been carried across by crusaders, Gipsies, Mongol missionaries, traders, Jews, and travellers. India is on one branch of the legendary Silk and Spice Routes, over which Europeans and Asians have been travelling for thousands of years. Many common fairy stories of Europe are derived from Indian tales. Comic tales and jingles can be traced without much difficulty back to Indian. Jacobs has selected the best from the Baluchi folk-tales, the Jatakas, the Bidpai, the Tales of the Sun, and the folk-tales of Kashmir.

Tales included:

  1. The Lion and the Crane

  2. How the Raja's Son won the Princess Labam

  3. The Lambikin

  4. Punchkin

  5. The Broken Pot

  6. The Magic Fiddle

  7. The Cruel Crane Outwitted

  8. Loving Laili

  9. The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal

  10. The Soothsayers Son

  11. Harisarman

  12. The Charmed Ring

  13. The Talkative Tortoise

  14. A Lac of Rupees for a Piece of Advice

  15. The Gold-Giving Serpent

  16. The Son of Seven Queens

  17. A Lesson for Kings

  18. Pride Goes Before a Fall

  19. Raja Rasalu

  20. The Ass in the Lion's Skin

  21. The Farmer and the Money-Lender

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

  23. The Prince and the Fakir

  24. Why the Fish Laughed

  25. The Demon with the Matted Hair

  26. The Ivory City and its Fairy Princess

  27. Sun, Moon, and Wind go out to Dinner

  28. How the Wicked Sons were Duped

  29. The Pigeon and the Crow

Highlights of this edition are:

* 53 hand drawn original illustrations.

* A free web link to 29 audio files to listen to the whole book. (The audio links only work on Kobo’s Android and iOS apps).

* It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your kobo reader.

* An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the kobo menu.

* Plus About the Author Section.

* 301 pages (in the kobo format) for a very low price.

This book is unabridged, and appears as it was first intended with fifty-three original hand-drawn illustrations.

Short stories
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
Red Skull Publishing

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