Tales from India

Publisher: Puffin

Review

Discover India’s rich folk-tale heritage and ancient cultures, with this captivating collection of both popular and lesser known, mostly secular Indian folk tales – reworked for a modern audience.

Follow the tales of friendship between Akbar the Emperor and his wise advisor Birbal, who finds creative and mischievous ways to teach enduring lessons. Watch a mean and boastful lion king get his comeuppance, and root for the intelligent princess Balna, imprisoned by an evil sorcerer with mysterious powers.

This book is full of magic, talking animals, adventure and trickery. There are morals to be learnt, like in Aesop’s fables, and the tales could make an excellent series of bedtime stories, or otherwise be devoured in one sitting. 

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