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The Pillar of Justice and Other Stories (Fables from India)

The Pillar of Justice and Other Stories (Fables from India)
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Item Code: NAL196
Author: Terry O' Brien
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9788129120748
Pages: 144
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.5 inch x 5.0 inch
weight of the book: 98 gms

India is a land of myriad colours. With its rich history of folklore, India abounds in stories that have enthralled readers from time immemorial.

The oral tradition of narrating stories has ensured that these stories have been passed down from generation to generation. This exciting collection brings together a few of these classic tales for the young reader.




Introduction ix
Common Sufferings 1
Meeting in the Forest 3
Suka's Pupils 5
The Dishonest Gatekeeper 8
The Pillar of Justice 13
The Tree Witness 15
Whose Money Is It? 18
Samudragupta and his Courtiers 20
The Widow and the Dishonest Brahmin 22
Even a King Can be Saved 26
The King and His People 28
Akbar and the Cow 30
The Emperor's Disguise 31
The King 's Parrot 34
The Golden Touch 35
Maya 37
The Palms of Their Hands 38
The King and the Sculptor 40
The Obedient Husbands 44
The King and the Actor 47
Matters of Faith 48
The Minister and the Peon 50
The Holy Man 52
Sassa's Request 54
The Holy Name of Rama 56
In the Durbar 57
Siva Alone is Real 59
Mother Tongue 60
Precept Broken 62
A Song Story 64
Come an Hour Earlier 66
The Five Greatest Fools in Agra 68
The Flag of God 73
It's All for the Best 76
The Perfect Portrait 78
The King and His Critic 80
The Flatterer 81
Akbar's World 84
The King's Review 86
Appeasing the Begum 87
The Powers of Children 91
A Princess's Choice 93
Lilavathi's Corroboration 95
A Suitable Punishment 97
The King 's Ambassador 99
Birbal Travels to Burma 101
Who is the Real Shah? 106
The Friendship of Akbar and Birbal 108
Chanakya and Firewood 110
Birbal and the Mad Elephant 111
Breadth or Depth 113
The Crows of Agra 115
The Three Sanyasis 117
The King Admires Birbal 119
Must Be in Bed for Seven Days 121
Birbal Goes to Heaven 123
Krishna Deva Raya and the Minister's Advice 127
Harishchandra-the Truthful King 129


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