A Treasury Of Ancient Indian Tales

A Treasury Of Ancient Indian Tales

Item Code: NAD953
Author: Swagata Deb
Publisher: Rupa Publications India Pvt.Ltd
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 9788129112057
Pages: 191 (8 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 200 gm
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About The Book

This is collection of some of the most exciting and fun stories from Indian Mythology. Lucidly narrated and brilliantly illustrated, this exclusive assortment of tales gives us a peek into fascinating legends, and recounts the exploits of gods, demons and mortals in tales of valour, adventure and intrigue.

The first section consists assorted tales that retail the stories of how thunder got its sound, and what happened when the child Hanuman thought the rising sun was a ball to how Ganesh got the head of an elephant.

The second section tells tales of the never ending wars between the Devas and the Asuras the gods and the demons and how they constantly tried to outwit each other and seized control of the universe.

The third section is about the ten Avataras of Visnhu: from the great food to the yet to be born Kalki who will destroy all evil and create a new fair and happy world.

The fourth section features timeless tales from the Mahabharata stories that are not part of the main storyline about the Pandavas and the kauravas but which are an integral part of the great Indian tapestry of imagination and myth how Savitri brought Satyavan back from the dead the tale of Shakuntala’lot ring and many others.


About The Author

Swagata Deb is a physicist teacher and mother. She has published two children’s books: Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne: The Magical World of Upendrakishore a translation of some of Bengal’ most popular children’ stories and The Amazing Adventures of Little a collection of original stories about a curious girl called Little.




Assorted Myths 1
The Story of Hanuman's Childhood 3
Ganga's Descent 12
The Sound of Thunder 19
Agni Tries to Hide 23
How Ganesha Got His Elephant Head 27
Devas And Asuras 33
Agastya Rishi Drinks up the Ocean 35
Mahishasura's Defeat 42
The Story of Kacha 47
The Ten Avataras of Vishnu 55
The Matsya Avatara 57
The Kurma Avatara 62
The Varaha Avatara 69
The Nrisimha Avatara 73
The Vamana Avatara 78
The Parashurama Avatara 82
The Ramachandra Avatara 89
Krishna Avatara 111
The Balarama Avatara 131
The Kalki Avatara 136
Tales From The Mahabharata 139
The Story of Creation and Doomsday 141
The Story of Chyavan and Sukanya 148
The bStory of Satyavan and Savitri 157
The Story of Nala and Damayanti 167
The Story of Dushyanta and Shakuntala 178
The Final Journey 187

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