An enchanting collection of 110 tales, translated from twenty-two different languages, that are by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts, animals enacting Machiavellian intrigues, sagacious jesters and magical storytellers, wise counselors and foolish kings--all inhabit a fabular world, yet one that is also firmly grounded in everyday life.
Here is an indispensable guide to India's ageless folklore tradition. With black-and-white illustrations throughout. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library