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. . . used to take their little knives there and cut the fruits and eat them. King Dantal had a teacher for them to teach them to read and write.

One day, when they were grown two fine young men, Prince Majnun said to his father, "Husain Mahamat and I should like to go and hunt." His father said they might go, so they got ready their horses and all else they wanted for their hunting, and went to the Phalana country, hunting all the way, but they only founds jackals and birds.

The Raja of the Phalana country was called Munsuk Raja, and he had a daughter named Laili, who was very beautiful; she had brown eyes and black hair.

One night, some time before Prince Majnun came to her father's kingdom, as she slept, Khuda sent to her an angel in the form of a man who told her that she should marry Prince Majnun and no one else, and that this was Khuda's command to her. When Laili woke she told her father of the angel's . . . Read More

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These tales collected from Asia in the early 20th century are quite different from the Grimm's and Aesops tales I grew up with (though in an appendix in the rear of the book the author claims most European Fairy Tales originated in India).
These tales are rich with talking animals and insects that i

Not an easy read, but enlightening.

I enjoy reading these collections of fairy tales from other cultures. I think it helps to give some ground work for understanding other people when you can find the commonality in the stories we tell our children.

Todos os contos de fadas, seja qual for a cultura, agrada-nos tanto porque sempre termina com finais felizes. As figuras maléficas são castigadas e os heróis recompensados. Ao explorar os contos de fadas de cada cultura entende-se melhor os seus valores. Comecei a aprender a ler com os contos de fa

حكايات شعبية هندية متفاوتة بجودتها ولكنها جميلة بشكل عام, ولا تنس وأنت تقرأ أنك في الهند

Öncelikle Hint masalları kesinlikle İran Masallarına fark atar. Daha iyiler mesela, hepsi daha çok hoşuma gitti. Ancak Hint Masallarında da temel sorun benim bazı kelimelerin anlamlarını bilmiyor olmam. Mesela Raca ya da Brahman. Keşke başta bir sözlük olsaydı ya da ilk masallarda altlarda anlamları

I really liked these fairy tales! Although there were some strange terms (and also I believe some strange translations; Jogi I assume is Yogi for example), at the heart many of these stories are very similar to European fairy tales. Evil queens using magic or trickery to get rid of innocent children

If you want to approach the Indian culture just read their tales...more

I read this at the same time as Folk Tales Of Bengal -- some comparisons included.

A number of these will be recognizable to readers familar with European fairy tales as tale types, but little more than that. The differences are plentiful, of which the easiest to note is that the kings habitually hav

.حكايات شعبية من أهل السند وبلاد البهارات والعاج، في مقدمة المؤلف يتحدث عن تشابه القصص الشعبية بين اوروبا وبلاد السند ، وفسر الأمر أن أصل أغلب الحكايات كانت من الهند، الفلكلور الهندي مُمتع لأنه قريب جدا من حكايات ألف ليلة وليلة ، وكليلة والدمنة الفارسية، إلاأن الإختلاف في المعتقدات كفارق بسيط.
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