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Folk tales and story telling carry the spirit of a culture. In the Himalayas and the plains of India there live many great ancient story telling traditions.
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 Kamsavaho Of Rama Panivada  A.N.Upadhya Kamsavaho Of Rama Panivada   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
Rama Panivada has composed the Kamsavaho to celebrate the incident of the slaying of Kamsa by Krsna. The author has given the biography of Krsna up to his slaying of Kamsa.The Inclusion of the Chaya and the addition of the English translation and the critical and explanatory notes would go a long way to facilitate the understanding of the text. 
 Tales for the Young and the Old  Acharya Ratnananda Tales for the Young and the Old   $19.95  $14.96  Buy Now 
All along the ramparts of time, our sages and seers have evolved noble guidelines in human relationships through tales and parables. Stories have always attracted the young and the old and the reservoir of ancient Indian wisdom contains thousands of stories which offer solutions to most of the modern day problems. From the Book: Long, long ago and far away, there lived a great sage called Maharishi Chandilya. He had a large number of disciples. Every one of them was keen on achieving... 
 Simla Village Tales  Alice Elizabeth Dracott Simla Village Tales   $6.99  $5.24  Buy Now 
One cannot sojourn for long in the East without hearing strange stories, all of which are vouched for by the natives.  Most would make one's blood run cold, but they are irresistibly fascinating. Filled with pathos but almost always showing that every cloud has its silver lining, these tales carry the reader into the mythical past that was India.  The majority of these tales have the raw transparency of folk art, whilst others are fashinoned with uncommon... 
 Perfume of the Desert  Andrew Harvey Perfume of the Desert   $11.95  $8.96  Buy Now 
In this text, poet and mystic Andrew Harvey teams with photographer Eryk Hanut to bring the esoteric world of Sufism to life. Harvey's translations of Rumi, Kabir, and Rabia are paired with a compilation of Sufi stories, sayings, folk tales and jests. "Here is a book on Sufism that conveys the love and passion that belongs to this path.  Andrew Harvey speaks with the language of lovers, and his book carries the invisible perfume for which the soul longs". Renowned for his inspiring... 
 Chandrakanta: Translation of a Hindi Classic by Pankaj Bhan  B Devkinandan Khatri Chandrakanta: Translation of a Hindi Classic by Pankaj Bhan   $4.99  $3.74  Buy Now 
A masterpiece entertainer, it created history when it first appeared in Hindi in 1888. Has gone into over fifty edition ever since.     
 The Balvihar Book of Picture Parables  Bharati Sukhatankar The Balvihar Book of Picture Parables   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
These Picture Parables are not original stories. They have been taken from traditional sources and from folk tales the world over. The stories are straight and simple and our attempt has been to "tell" not "teach", as Gurudev used to say. Many of the parables have been sent to us by one of Gurudev's oldest devotees, Urmila, from Germany. All the stories have been adapted to the Indian mileu and have appeared in the Bal Vihar issues from 1999-2001. 
 Folk Tales from Tibet  Capt. W F O'Connor Folk Tales from Tibet   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
Folk Tales from Tibet is a collection of some of the most exquisite stories from Tibet recorded by Captan W F O'Connor.  These tales were collected during his tenure as secretary and interpreter with the Lhasa Mission of 1904.  They were compiled at a time when the western world knew little or nothing about this mystical and exotic country. 
 Hanuman or The Way of the Wind  Christine Devin Hanuman or The Way of the Wind   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
This marvellous story of the great leap of the monkey-god over the sea to Lanka is recounted by Valmiki, the famous author of the original Ramayana. This is followed by several episodes from the epic in which Hanuman plays a crucial role. An extract from the Tulsidas’s Ramayana has also been added as well as notes on this poet. The introduction explores the symbolic meaning of Hanuman, a deity much alive in Indian minds even today. Notes are provided. 
 The Descent of the Ganges  Christine Devin The Descent of the Ganges   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
Recounted by Valmiki, this is the wonderful story of how Ganga, Daughter of the Snows, descended on earth to purify mankind. The symbolism of the ancient myth is as powerful today as ever. The book is illustrated with photos of famous rock carvings of Mahabalipuram. Notes on Valmiki are provided. 
 Indian Fairy Stories  Donald A. Mackenzie Indian Fairy Stories   $5.49  $4.12   
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These stories will enlighten and entertain readers who wish to go back and remember things as they were.  These are stories of speaking animals, fairies and beasts, of princes and princesses, of love, happiness and sometimes extreme sorrow.  They teach us to have a moral code acceptable not only to man but also to nature. This book is an anthology of some of the best stories ever produced on the Indian subcontinent. The stories here are presented in a style that all ages can... 
 Glimpses of Karnataka Folklore  Dr. Hebbale K. Nagesh Glimpses of Karnataka Folklore   $22.22  $16.67  Buy Now 
The great epics like Ramayana and Mahabaratha are known by each and every scholar and reader, even illiterate people and village folk know of these two epics- more often than not, they know the stories very well. But in India, regional folk epics remain largely unexplored. In South India, especially in Karnataka, numerous epics exist and yet not one can be placed within the same realm of familiarity as the Ramayana and Mahabaratha. Karnataka is not short in variety of cultural complexities,... 
 Sacred Tales of India  Dwijendra Nath Neogi Sacred Tales of India   $8.49  $6.37  Buy Now 
Contents of the Book: The Divine Brothers Snatched from Death By Itu's Favourite. The Bride of Yamav. The Godess who Devoured Elephants.  The Slayer of Kangsa. Chand, the unbeliever. The Gift of the Ascetic. The Sun's Twin Sons. The Consequences of Generosity. A Brahman's Ban. The Pir's Power. The Gander-eater. The Fatal Oath. Sactificed to Varuna. Joyabati- the Gift of Joya. Saved from the Cat. The Wire Who Used to Eat the First Morsel. The Wife Who Cooked Beef. The... 
 Encyclopaedia of Classical Mythology and Culture (Including Art, Biography and Ancient Geography) - 3 Volumes  G.E. Marindin Encyclopaedia of Classical Mythology and Culture (Including Art, Biography and Ancient Geography) - 3 Volumes   $168.99  $126.74  Buy Now 
The present book is designed to be a compendious book of reference for scholars of Classical Mythology, Folklore and Culture. Here is a wealth of classical lore and information, all clearly and succinctly expressed. The book provides information about both historical reality and legend. The influence of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures pervades our lives and an informed appreciation of the achievements of the ancient world leads to a better understanding of our own culture. The book is... 
 Pahari Paintings of an Ancient Romance  Harsha V. Dehejia Pahari Paintings of an Ancient Romance   $205.49  $154.12  Buy Now 
Among ancient love stories of India, that of Usha-Aniruddha has a pride of place. Being a part of various Puranas such as the Harivamsha, Bhagavata and Vishnu Puranas it acquires a sacrality and legitimacy. We are privy to the interaction of all the three gods, namely Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. The highlight of the story is the romantic involvement of Krishsa’s grandson Aniruddha and Banasura’s daughter Usha. Between scenes of a pitched battle between Banasura and Krishna, where a mighty demon... 
 Jatakamala or A Garland of Birth Stories  J.S. Speyer Jatakamala or A Garland of Birth Stories   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
A selection of Jataka Stories arranged for the young and enjoyed by the older alike. Jataka means 'previous births' and mala 'garland'. This is the literally the stringing together of the stories of the previous lives of the Bodhisattva (afterwards the Buddha). The object of composing the Birth stories into verses is to teach the doctrine of Universal salvation in a beautiful and easy style, agreeable to the popular mind and attractive to all readers. Each of the Jatakamala stories... 
 At Play With Krishna  John Stratton Hawley At Play With Krishna   $48.49  $36.37  Buy Now 
Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as child. There, in one of north India’s great spiritual centers, they witness a series of religious dramas called ras lilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively perspective on the mythology of Krishna as Hindus experience it today. His book contains an opening chapter describing the... 
 Indian Fairy Tales  Joseph Jacobs Indian Fairy Tales   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
Especially selected and retold to offer the best of India, these stories speak of snow-capped mountains, meandering rivers, the oceans, the blue heavens, the exquisite flora and fauna, and characters from paupers to princes.  The tales of courage and sacrifice, love and adventure, magic and death offer both spellbinding entertainment as well as answers to fundamental questions of life. The majority of tales in this volume have been known in the West in some form or another, and the... 
 Panchatantra (Five Wise Lessons)  Krishna Dharma Panchatantra (Five Wise Lessons)   $10.83  $8.13  Buy Now 
Padhman is a young Indian doctor who arrives in Ireland from an extremely wealthy and westernized medical family in Madras. When he joins the staff of a Dublin hospital as a junior houseman to take his fellowship exam, he finds he is just another foreign doctor. Slowly and unconsciously, Padhman recreates the kind of lifestyle he is accustomed to in Madras while at the same time getting in deep waters when he falls in love with the Professors daughter. 
 Initiation (Ram Katha)  Narendra Kohli Initiation (Ram Katha)   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
 
 Birbal Stories  Neela Subramaniam Birbal Stories   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
Features the popular stories of clever Birbal. 
 Hindu Feasts Fasts and Ceremonies  Pt. S.M. Natesa Sastri Hindu Feasts Fasts and Ceremonies   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
The folklore of a country is never so well known even by the folk of the country itself. Moreover there is always a young generation growing up which is waiting to be instructed in it by the easiest and widest possible means. This book is a most excellent work in its collecting, arranging and recording, in a concise and easily assimilable form, some of the more noteable tales, traditions, customs, beliefs, and ceremonies of the Hindu culture. For a general work-a-day knowledge of the Hindus... 
 The Greatness of Saturn  Robert E. Svoboda The Greatness of Saturn   $13.99  $10.49  Buy Now 
The Greatness of Saturn allows you to experience directly the healing power of one of the world's greatest myths. The telling of mythic stories has always been a powerful form of therapy, bring healing to people facing adversity. The Greatness of Saturn is such a therapeutic myth, told and retold through many centuries. Taken from the Vedic tradition, it honors the planet Saturn, who personifies time, limitation, loss, and all forms of adversity. No person goes through life without sometime... 
 Cultural Heritage of Kashmiri Pandits  S.S. Toshkhani Cultural Heritage of Kashmiri Pandits   $112.49  $84.37  Buy Now 
The book presents an overarching study of the significant contributions made by Kashmiri Pandits in core areas of Indian cultural and intellectual endeavours, from aesthetics, poetics, dramaturgy, historiography, linguistics, literature, folklore, transmission of the doctrines of Mahayana Buddhism, Kashmir Shaivism, mural, architectural and sculptural art.  With these narrative on the long odyssey of the Kashmiri Pandits serving as the perspective, the volume presents interesting and... 
 Myths from the Mahabharata : Vol. 3: Probe in Early Dim History and Folklore  Sadashiv Ambadas Dange Myths from the Mahabharata : Vol. 3: Probe in Early Dim History and Folklore   $40.99  $30.74  Buy Now 
The book forms the third and final part of the plan of studying the Mahabharata, from a different point of view, Vol. 1 being – Myths from the Mahabharata – Quest for Immortality Vol. 2 being – Myths from the Mahabharata – Study in Patterns and Symbols. In this volume are unearthed through myths come iti-ha-asa records, which shed light on the facts and incidents of the hoary past, as yet shrouded in mystery. The iti-ha-asa records through myths, such as those gathered round the sage... 
 Myths and Legends of the World  Sunita Pant Bansal Myths and Legends of the World   $21.95  $16.46  Buy Now 
Myths are stories of the gods and of god-like heroes. They tell of beginning and ends, creation and destruction, life and death. They explain the how the why of life. Heroes are heroines, monsters and villains, all come together in these tale of courage, daring and romance from all over the world. Readers will meet popular heroes like Roland and Perseus, as well as the lesser-known characters ssuch as Danko and Hine-Moa, in stories from countries as far apart as New Zealand and... 
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