The Monkey God and Other Hindu Tales

The Monkey God and Other Hindu Tales

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Author: Debjani Chatterjee
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 84
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171671462


Within these pages are stories drawn from the rich treasure house of India's past. Here are stories of the adventures of Hanuman, the monkey-god, full of mischief, courage and miraculous powers.

The three worlds of gods, of humans and of demons, come alive in these age-old tales from Hindu mythology. The twelve stories retold here contain much of the enduring wisdom of India. Some tell of characters familiar to children in a multi-cultural society, while others introduce characters not so well known. As classic stories in a free and powerful re-telling, they belong to children everywhere in every age.

Both the vivacity and strength of the culture behind these ancient tales are fully expressed in the beautiful illustrations by Uday Shankar which accompany the text.

These tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and demons, offer an invitation to the imagination of children everywhere to enter a world of mystery and magic. Discover for yourself the eternal appeal of these fascinating stories.