A set of charming short stories for children by the famous Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde. The stories include: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket."
Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born to reinstate dharma at a time when it was threatened. But the life of the heir to Ayodhya's throne was one of endurance. Banished to the forest by his own father, Lord Rama; his divinely beautiful wife, Sita; and his faithful brother, Lakshmana, settled down in Panchavati. Life seemed peaceful. But would it stay that way? Why did trouble follow them? How and when would Lord Rama encounter the demon king, Ravana?
"Short and sweet"
The Grimm Brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, published the first collection of 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' in 1812. These enthralling tales are enjoyed by young readers even today. Here comes the enchanting tale of The Elves and the Shoemaker especially for you.
A girl born in an ordinary family, catapulted into an entirely new world with her marriage to the Maharaja of Jhansi - Rani Lakshmibai's life has elements of the fairy tale in it. And yet, the young Rani is remembered today not so much for her role as a queen, as the courage she displayed in taking on the British army, in order to claim her right to the kingdom.
"interesting true story"
Perhaps Hindu mythology has not produced a hero more wronged than him, cursed from the moment he opened his eyes till the moment he closed them.
The meeting between the brave King Dushyanta and the sublime naive beauty Shakuntala has been pre-ordained. She would give him the long awaited heir to his throne, a son. But when the time of their parting beckons, little do the lovers know that their only means of being re-united lies in the royal ring that Dushyanta gives Shakuntala. Love's journey is never simple.
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?" Birbal has to play with words in order to please his host, the King of Persia. But on his return, he finds that Emperor Akbar is furious with him. How will Birbal make Akbar see the truth?
Misguided by someone they trust, the simple townsfolk of Bhagyamati's village do the only the thing they can: panic! Yearning for adventure, Bhagyamati, an orphan, bravely (but also nervously) steps up to protect them from a terrible monster that grows with each successive description. Yet somehow the heavens and the Earth and all the mystical creatures in between seem to conspire and throw up challenges for her.
Meera, the young Princess of Merta, once asks her mother, when her bridegroom will come to meet her. Her mother tells her that Lord Krishna is her groom. A casual joke cracked by her mother makes a huge impact on Meera's life. From that day onwards Meera dedicates herself to serve Lord Krishna. Her devotion cuts her off from this world and transfers her to a spiritual realm which cannot be comprehended by many of her relatives.
The story of the neglected and ill-treated step-child who in the end wins the heart of the charismatic prince is retold in an enthralling fashion. The glass slippers, the pumpkin carriage and the fairy godmother materialise before the listener. The glass slippers, the pumpkin carriage and the fairy godmother materialise before the listener.
Rapunzel is the golden-haired recluse, with the long plaits, who awaits her prince every day after the departure of her captor: the evil witch. Now the witch once again makes her appearance in our retelling. The dazzling illustrations aptly compliment the storyline.
In the kingdom of Vijayanagara there lived a wise man, Tenali Raman. He was the court poet in Emperor Krishnadeva Raya's court. The wise and witty Tenali Raman could outwit anyone and no situation was too tricky for him. He is indeed South India's answer to Birbal!
In the kingdom of Vijayanagara there lived a wise man, Tenali Raman. He was the court poet in Emperor Krishnadeva Raya's court. The wise and witty Tenali Raman could outwit anyone, and no situation was too tricky for him. He is indeed South India's answer to Birbal!
The devout Yagna Narayan and his wife are saddened by the fact that they do not have a child, but they do not give up hope. The years roll by but they don't stop praying to God, and one day God suddenly answers their prayers when Yagna Narayan's wife realizes that she is expecting a baby. The child arrives but dies an untimely death. The distraught parents can't believe their eyes when they see their son come to life. Why and how does this happen?
King Rupsen and his brave commander Veerabahu are two great men in their own special ways. Honorable, valiant, loyal, and generous Veerabahu will do anything to save his master's life even if that means sacrificing his own son! King Rupsen is stunned by Veerabahu's loyalty but guilty at the same time for the tragedy he has unwittingly caused.
Hariram and his young wife live a peaceful life until an evil demon casts eyes on them. The demon decides to fly away with Hariram's beautiful wife. A distraught Hariram looks for her everywhere but he is faced with disappointment at every turn. Hariram's life ends on a sad note and Vetal asks the wise King Vikramaditya to name the killer.
Vrishabsen, the king of Shivpur is generous to a fault and his adoring subjects are very happy but Dharam Prakash, his minister does not agree with the King's spending habits. Disappointed at his unsuccessful attempts to change the King's behaviour Dharam Prakash sets out on a pilgrimage. He returns to Shivpur after several months and tells the King about the bewitching damsel who emerges from the sea. The impulsive King sets out in search of the damsel.