Author: Kunwar Anil Kumar
Publisher: Manoj Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8181334647
These stories, written in a simple and lucid style, apart from entertaining the readers-young and old alike-also inculcate in them a sense of moral and social values.
Arabian Nights or the Thousand Nights was originally authored in Persian language under the caption Alif Laila. It is one of the world's famous classics and especially in the category of children's literature. It is mostly a collection of stories from ancient Indian, Persian and Arabic folklore.
These are highly imaginative stories, full of magical fantasies and happenings. As the folklore goes once a Sultan known as Shaharyaar, married a beautiful girl named Shaharzaad for one night only. The next day he intended to kill her in the same manner as he had done away with some of her earlier one-night queens. The clever Shaharzaad saved her life by continuously telling stories to Sultan, one after another. This story narration continued for 1001 nights.
Some of the stories the young readers keep on enjoying as ever are the story of Sindbad the Sailor; the story of Alladin and the Magic Lamp; the story of Alibaba and the Forty thieves; the story of Ninth Statue; the story of Pyari Bano; the story of Hassan: the Rope Weaver, the story of Blind Beggar, the story of Good-for-Nothing and Nawab etc.
Alladin and the Magic Lamp
Sindbad and the Monster Bird
Sindbad and the One Eyed Cannibal
Khudadad and the Monster
The Jealous Sisters of a Queen
The Lie that Caused Disaster
Badr Basim and Jauharah
The Nawab and the Invisible Dinner
Hassan and the Precious Stone
The King of Jinns Brings Fortune to Zain
One Night's Reign of Abu Hassan
A Donkey Outwits A Bullock
The Beggar Who Demanded Slaps with Alms
The Three Wonderful Things
Gold Coins Turned Into Walnuts
The Demon Who Loved to Hear Stories
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The History of the Young King of the Black Lsles
The Story of Fitna and Gaanam