The Elephant-Headed God and Other Hindu Tales

The Elephant-Headed God and Other Hindu Tales

by Debjani Chatterjee, Margaret Jones
     
 

The world of Hindu mythology comes alive in these twelve enchanting tales of ancient India. Skillfully retold by a skilled Indian-born storyteller and poet, these stories bring to life a world of gods and goddesses, kings and queens, heroes and beggars, angelic beings and demons. As they explore this fabulous world, young readers will meet Ganesh, the beloved

Overview

The world of Hindu mythology comes alive in these twelve enchanting tales of ancient India. Skillfully retold by a skilled Indian-born storyteller and poet, these stories bring to life a world of gods and goddesses, kings and queens, heroes and beggars, angelic beings and demons. As they explore this fabulous world, young readers will meet Ganesh, the beloved elephant-headed god; witness the fierce battle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas; come face-to-face with Bali, a terrible demon; and meet Shiva, Krishna and many other Hindu gods.
Chatterjee infuses these classic tales, hundreds of years old, with style and energy. Finely detailed illustrations add to the wonder and charm of these stories—stories that are sure to capture the hearts and stir the imaginations of young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195081121
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/31/1992
Series:
Oxford Myths and Legends Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.63(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
11 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

About the Authors:
Debjani Chatterjee was born in India but now resides in England. In addition to being a skilled storyteller, she is also a poet and cartoonist.
Margaret Jones is the widely acclaimed illustrator of The Mabinogion and The Quest for Olwen. She lived in India for many years.

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