Author: Vayu Naidu
Narrator: Vayu Naidu and Mugdha Shah
Publisher: Sky Music
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186895051
This exciting narrative for kids 5 and up. The illustrations are adapted from a traditional style called parh, popular in Rajasthan. Parh paintings are done on cloth and tell the story of a hare called Pabuji.
A storyteller unfurls the cloth and, to the accompaniment of cymbal and stringed instruments, narrates the story to wide-eyed listeners. Each parh cloth has a little box in it which carries the painter's name, place,date, the storyteller's name and the price he paid for the cloth!
UNDER THE BANYAN:
Many things happen under the banyan. Weary travelers rest in its shade, wise men meditate, villagers sit together to settle disputes. They also listen to stories. This is a series of folk stories from different parts of India. The medium of book and tape brings alive the folktale along with the colors and music of the region.
EYES ON THE PEACOCK'S TAIL, the first in this series, is from Rajasthan. In the beginning the peacock had no marking on its shimmering blue-green tail. This story tells you how the peacock's tail got decorated with eyes.