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Mulla Nasruddin (Tales of wit and wisdom)

Mulla Nasruddin (Tales of wit and wisdom)
$15.00
Item Code: NAG307
Author: Sampurna Chattarji
Publisher: Puffin Books
Language: English
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9780143330073
Pages: 172
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
weight of the book: 150 gms
About The Book

As thirteen-year–old Shashank sits despairing over his Maths homework, a little doodle comes alive and reveals himself as Mulla Nasruddin (MN). Shashank starts writing down MN’s hilarious escapades-of falling off roofs and defeating the Traveling Brainies; of staying dry in the rain and finding a road on the top of a tree; how he once ate a whole basket of chillies; and how he tried to get rid of Timur the Lame’s pet elephant.

Taking the much–loved tales of Mulla Nasruddin into a young boy’s richly imaginative world, Sampurana Chattarji’s retelling is one that will entertain and move adults and children alike.

 

About The Author

Sampurna Chattarji was born in Africa, grew up in Darjeeling, went to college in New Delhi and worked for seven year in advertising in Kolkata and Mumbai before becoming a full-time writer. Her collection of stories, The Greatest stories Ever Told, and her translation of Sukumar Ray’s poetry and prose, Abol Tabol: The Nonsense World of Sukumar Ray, are both available in Puffin. Her books for adults include a poetry collection, Sight May Strike You Blind published by the Sahitya Akademi in 2007.

 

Contents

 

Refuse to see things that simply aren’t there 1
Violent fists in the air 2
You can call me Al 4
Can’t you talk straight, like normal people? 10
Thinking gets you nowhere 20
If wishes were horses 22
Talking to a little guy in a turban 34
‘What was normal anyway? 36
He’s a time-traveller 37
I’ll make you famous 39
They could imagine more because they knew less 40
Why can’t you ever tell one story at a time? 44
Too much fun 59
Why didn’t I wake up one morning and find I could do magic? 60
We would never forget 62
That’s the problem with questions 64
Why was I so scared? 77
A script I had never seen before 79
A road at the top of the tree 80
No one knew everything, not even grown-UPS 92
He who is unafraid of Timur is unafraid of anything 96
Mulla Nasruddin’s Guide to Seeing the World 103
Was it a secret code? 114
One wrong word could mean death 116
Get out and get out fast 119
Have you ever had your computer screen turn upside-down? 121
This guy was a riddler 125
The right door had to be the right door 130
The rain was red 133
Shouldn’t I be a real hero and choose what really frightened me? 135
Everything I needed was here 141
Start walking 145
The hermit in the hut 157
The body was missing 159
Seeing things differently 161
   

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