Thursday, August 18, 2016

Overview: Devi. Indian Fables and Folklore.

Title: Indian Fables and Folklore
Author: Shovona Devi
Year: 1919

Comments: Shovona Devi was a member of the Tagore family; in particular, she was the niece of Rabindranath Tagore. She wrote another collection of Indian folklore entitled Orient PearlsThe stories in this book include folktales along with stories featuring characters from the epics too.

Free Online: See all the links at Freebookapalooza. The links below are to the Hathi Trust presentation of the book.

Length: one week. I've divided the reading into two parts: Part A - Part B. This can also work for just a half-week of reading!

Reading Part A
The Hare in the Moon
The Elephant-Fighting Hare
The Hungry Elephant
The Moon in the Well
A Rat's Svyamvara
The Frog-King's Folly
Gautama the Ungrateful
Ratnakar, the Robber-Chief
The Ring of Renunciation
The Gifts of the Sun
Atreya's Heaven
Yudhishthir's Dog
The Dogs of Hell
The Magic Food-Bowl of the Sun

Reading Part B
Ekalavya and Drona
The Fighting Blades of Grass
Mira's Bridegroom
The Counterfeit Krishna
Vaishalini's Vow
The Monkey Banker
The Logical Pupil
The Wishing-Pitcher
The Battle of the Birds and the Sea
The Feud of the Crows and the Owls
The Felon Demon
The Cow of Plenty
The Indian St. George

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