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Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

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Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Public Domain Books
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Feb 25, 2014 GoldenjoyBazyll rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Betsy
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I loved this collection of stories from India. They each had a thread that connected them. Someone was not truthful - a magical situation occurred- justice was achieved. I particularly loved the first story about the man who went into the forest and came upon a camp of fairies. These faires told him that his family would be taken care of if he would only stop with them. Then they showed him their magic pitcher. Each time you thought of something wonderful to eat you could reach in and out it ...more
Nov 06, 2012 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book of stories, much akin to fairy tales, with questions for introspection suitable to children. Not being well versed with Hindu philosophy, I felt as if I may not be fully appreciating the background morality for the tales but still enjoyed them. They seem instructional, however, and perhaps a quote in the forward can serve to provide insight.

"Seek to know thyself by means of thyself, keeping thy mind, intellect and senses, under control; for self is thy friend as it is also thy foe." ~~ V
A nice overview of Hindu Tales but nothing outstanding. I would be interested in reading about their stories more. Another text might be more interesting. The presentation of the stories in this book are dry and unimaginative. Dull.
Zachary Stewart
Not the best set of fairy tales I've read. The questions to ask children about the story were ok I guess.
May 02, 2014 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful tales. Questions for after each chapter help to understand the morality and meaning of the stories. One of the best fable books yet.
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