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Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India

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The profoundly moving story of Savitri, one of the best-loved of India, appears in the Hindu national epic, The Mahabharata. Shepherd's dramatic retelling is exquisitely illuminated by Rosenberry's artwork. The artist has painstakingly brought back to life a legendary world. Full color.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published March 1st 1992 by Albert Whitman & Company
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Aug 05, 2011 Elaine rated it really liked it
A well-known and -loved Indian tale adapted from The Mahabharata, which is explained in a historical note from the author as India’s greatest national epic, Savitri tells of a princess who selects a worthy and virtuous man to marry, despite a prophesy that he will die in a year. When that day comes, Savitri matches wits with Yama, the god of death, to restore her father-in-law’s sight and kingdom, ensure more children for her father, and ultimately return her husband’s life and soul. Readers gra ...more
Jun 08, 2009 Verdi rated it it was amazing
I learned that Yama is the god of death and Savitri is the goddess of the sun. I liked it so much because the princess in the book is actually very witting, and it's hard to find a story like this where the princess saves the prince instead of the classic history thing where the prince saved the princess.
Dec 29, 2012 Teri rated it really liked it
Shelves: ancient-india
This is a tale found in The Mahabharata, which is like the Old Testament for Hindus. It is a wonderful enthralling story and my girls asked for it over and over.
Age: 6-10 years

The artwork's not the best but the story consists of dedication and perseverance against the odds to save a loved one.
Sep 17, 2010 Juliette rated it really liked it
An Indian tale about a woman named Savitri who tries to trick Yama the God of death into giving her husband back his life.

Sep 15, 2008 Josette rated it really liked it
We checked this out from the library to go along w/ our study of Medieval India. Very well told and beautiful illustrations.
Oct 05, 2011 Miriam rated it liked it
Shelves: picture, mythology
A wise and devout princess saves her unfortunate husband from death in this tale from the Mahabharata.
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