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Three Indian Princesses: The Stories of Savitri, Damayanti and Sita

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"Princess Savitri: Savitri happily leaves the palace to live with her husband, Satyvan, in the jungle. But beneath her joy lurks fear, for Savitri carries a dark secret. It is written in the stars that Satyvan will die within a year... "Princess Damayanti: Everyone wishes to marry the beautiful Damayanti, including the gods. Even they, however, are happy to consent to her ...more
Paperback, 151 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Egmont Books (UK) (first published 2001)
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Daisy P
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A captivating trio of stories re-telling the adventures, trials and tribulations of the three Indian princesses as told in ancient mythology. The first story tells of Princess Savitri who devotedly follows her husband to live a life in the jungle instead of the palace, however she begins to live in fear when she finds out that her husband will die within a year. The second story is about Princess Damayanti who is admired by all, but a demon declares that she can't marry one Kin
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Jul 23, 2014 Amy Whiffin rated it really liked it
These three Hindu tales are fascinating. I love the style of the book-whereby there are three stories in one. It enables an understanding of Hinduism and the beliefs of the religion. As someone who does not have a lot of knowledge in this religion I learnt a great deal from these tales, and enabled an understanding of names I have heard associated with the religion. Now I know the tales behind these. Therefore this book is fantastic for cross curricular purposes- with R.E. being an obvious subje ...more
LH Johnson
Jul 14, 2014 LH Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love Jamila Gavin. I love the elegance of her writing, the quiet subtlety of it and the way she tells rich and layered stories that never quite do what you expect them to do.

This slim compilation of three stories, each inspired by a different story of Hindu mythology, are intensely diverse, somewhat scary at times, vividly scenic, and all full of an almost aural texture that made me delight in them. I wanted these read out loud. I kept pausing to read them to myself, to taste the words
Debbie Rosaman
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Three Indian Princesses: the stories of Savitri, Damayanti & Sita by Jamila Gavin

The story of Savitri is about a young princess who lived in a beautiful palace, encircled by family who loved her, servants who worshiped her and all the material riches and comforts you would expect. The princess, bored of her comforts and routine, escapes into the surrounding jungle for a day in order to experience life on the outside of the palace. Savitri encounters a young man called Satyvan who lives in t
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UEL Primary PGCE ...: Three Indian Princesses 1 3 Sep 29, 2014 11:43AM  
Jamila Gavin was born in Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, to an Indian father and an English mother. Jamila has written many books with multicultural themes for children and young adults. She won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award in 2000 and was runner-up for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her work has been adapted for stage and television. Jamila Gavin lives in Engla ...more
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