The rivalry between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the royal cousins who fought for the throne at Hastinapura, ended in a great war. Was it the eldest Kaurava Duryodhana's resentment toward his cousins that sparked the flame? Or was it the eldest Pandava Yudhishtira's belief that he was the rightful heir to the throne? Or was it the force of elements beyond their control that nudged them toward a preordained path?
The gods knew that the decisive moment that would end the royal rivalry had arrived. They watched in dismay as the inevitable end of a grand era fast approached, yet hopeful that in the end dharma would stand triumphant. Would the stalwarts Bhishma and Drona survive to see the end? And what of Karna? Where would his loyalties lie? With his savior Duryodhana or with his true brothers the Pandavas?
A fearless king who knit together the Maratha people, awakening their pride in themselves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is today a national hero. A born strategist, he used his network of spies and his strong army to achieve various triumphs. His administrative reforms and the methodical way in which he set about consolidating his kingdom prove he was a far-sighted king, determined to provide a safe and peaceful kingdom for his people.
Ask him the trickiest question and he will have the answer. Who else could it be but Birbal the wise vizier in Emperor Akbar’s court? When it comes to Birbal, no problem is without a solution. Admired, loved, envied, but always unbeaten, his wit leaves you wondering, “How does he do that?” Emperor Akbar gives a peculiar command to his ministers while on a journey. He wants the long road to be shortened, but none of the ministers can help him. As always, it is the wise Birbal’s turn to make his Emperor happy.
The roll of the dice reverses the fortunes of the Pandavas. The peaceful years following the division of the kingdom of Bharata are soon to end because of Duryodhana's jealousy. Along with his uncle, Sakuni, he plots to secure the entire kingdom. The twisted path of simmering tension between the royal cousins culminates in an unfair game of dice.
Ashoka, the greatest of Mauryan emperors, launched a fierce attack on the kingdom of Kalinga; his intention was to conquer this rich and fertile kingdom. And this he did but there was misery and trauma all around. As realisation came crashing down upon him, he moaned to himself, ‘I am the cause of it all!' From the ruthless conqueror of lands to the one who conquered millions with his doctrine of love and peace. This is the story of Ashoka.
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Panchatantra is a legendary compilation of simple stories from ancient India. These stories in which the main characters are animals were primarily written to implant ethical values in young princes. Panchatantra is one of India's most important contributions to the literary world.
Panchatantra is a legendary compilation of simple stories from ancient India. These stories, in which the main characters are animals, were primarily written to implant ethical values in young princes. Panchatantra is one of India's most important contributions to the literary world.
A little swallow rests one night at the feet of the statue of the Happy Prince. A deep bond of friendship develops between them as they help the poor together. One of the most remarkable stories written by Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince speaks about true love, compassion and friendship.
Appu is suddenly overwhelmed by a feeling of inferiority and refuses to play with his friends. He is ashamed of his trunk and somehow gets the idea that if he gets rid of it he would get prettier. In the end it takes an act of sheer instinct to make him realise his own worth.
The circus has come to town. Excited Appu and party decide to go have a look. The baby elephant is impressed by the splendour of the circus elephants and wants to join them. But soon he learns that all that glitters is not gold
Tara wants to go to an amusement park for her holidays. But her parents are being difficult. Will her deadly tantrum work, or will they drag her off on a wild vacation? Then Tara gets sent a mysterious box, and some unlikely - and unwelcome - guests show up! A lesson in wild manners? Or just a bad dream? Join Tara and her friends in this roller-coaster ride of a story....
When Neha was born everyone seemed pleased because she was fair and round as the moon. But soon Neha's mother grew alarmed because her baby took longer to speak and walk like most human babies did. But that's not where Neha's peculiarities ended. The little girl seemed more comfortable with animals than with humans. Then one day Neha disappeared only to return with an odd story about healing a tiger.
The Selfish Giant wouldn't share his garden with the neighbourhood children. That’s when Nature deserts him. Then slowly, the Giant realises that the children are the most beautiful flowers in his garden. Oscar Wilde’s "The Selfish Giant" is an endearing story of selfless love.
Unnikrishnan was a happy boy until he is called black. Then the colour of his skin makes his world crumble and he decides to leave home. He walks away from his happy home with tears in his eyes to a distant mountain. Then the mountains laughed.
Mallika's grandmother notices that Mallika no longer visits her favourite perch, the mango tree. She finds out the reason for it is that a non-poisonous snake has taken residence in that very tree. Mallika and her brother have been taught to respect animals and not to fear them. Strangely Mallika who once saved her brother from a snake seems to be scared of snakes. It's time for Mallika's grandmother to tell them a story.
Damu lived in a fantasy world where everything he did was transformed into an adventure in his head. The only problem was that it was difficult to get Damu to do much, not even buying oil from a shop. Naushad the old fisherman had watched Damu and remembers what it was to be young. He joins Damu with his father and uncle one fishing trip and shows everyone why it is sometimes important to remain a child.
A tale of fantasy and intrigue, The Stone Flower is sure to grab the attention of the young reader. Ambitious young Danila's quest for finding the perfect stone, the strange events that follows and all the startling characters make this story a spellbinding one.