The gods and demons come together to churn the ocean using the mountain of Manthara and the serpent Vasuki to get the elixir of immortality. Uruvashi, the most beautiful woman in all the worlds, created by the god Narayana from his thigh, descends to earth only to fall in love with a mere mortal. Savitri tricks Death into doing something he has never done before. Emperor Akbar challenges Birbal to find the ten biggest fools of Agra. These and many other tales of boons and curses, love and betrayal, wit and humour, valour and pride, drawn from the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Panchatantra and traditional folklore of India are brought together in this fascinating collection.
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Book Description Penguin Global, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 143335405
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Book Description Penguin, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Contents: 1. Churning of the ocean/Bindia Thapar. 2. The Brahmin who ate up a God/Tapas Guha. 3. The singing ass/Pulak Biswas. 4. Who's the greatest?/Bindia Thapar. 5. The boy who became the north star/Avishek Sen. 6. Bhishma's sacrifice/Bablee Ojah. 7. The cave that talked/Bindia Thapar. 8. Krishna and Kalia/Suddhasattwa Basu. 9. The man from Kabul/Bindia Thapar. 10. Durvasa's boon/Rajit Banerjee. 11. The Sparrow's revenge/Pulak Biswas. 12. The scholars and the lion/Ajanta Guhathakurta. 13. Krishna and Rukmini/Suddhasattwa Basu. 14. The magic potion/Neeta Gangopadhya. 15. The kidnapping of Sita/K.P. Sudesh. 16. The wise minister/Rajit Banerjee. 17. Uruvashi and Pururavasa/Sonali Biswas. 18. The princes get a Guru/Neeta Gangopadhya. 19. The burning of Lanka/Avishek Sen. 20. A friend in need/ Sujata Bansal. 21. Shiva and Sati/Suddhasattwa Basu. 22. The holy parrot/ Atanu Roy. 23. The eye and the bird/Ludmilla Chakrabarty. 24. The touch of Bhasmasura/Avishek Sen. 25. Devayani and Kacha/Sujata Singh. 26. Ekalavya' s Guru-Dakshina/Suhrid Mukhopadhayay. 27. Kalidasa's Shakuntala/Ajanta Guhathakurta. 28. The magic pot/Neeta Gangopadhya. 29. Naranth Prandhan and Bhadrakali/Tapas Guha. 30. The rabbit who fooled the elephant/Jaishree Misra. 31. Bhima and Vakasura/Prithvishwar Gayen. 32. The Jasmine princess/Bindia Thapar. 33. How Ganesha got his elephant head/Ajanta Guhathakurta. 34. How the bulbul became king of birds/Prerna Kathju. 35. The warrior Goddes/Ajanta Guhathakurta. 36. Walking on water/Bindia Thapar. 37. Savitri and Satyavan/Avishek Sen. 38. Ganapati and the God of wealth/Tapas 200 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 40087
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