The Beginning of The Mahabharata and Other Stories (Fables from India)
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The Beginning of The Mahabharata and Other Stories (Fables from India)

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Item Code: NAL874
Author: Terry O' Brien
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9788129120724
Pages: 132
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 90 gm
Introduction

India is 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 stores have been passed down from generation to generation. This exciting collection brings together a few of these classic tales for the young reader.

Contents

Introductionvii
Jealous Husband Taught a Lesson1
None but the Brave5
The Sound Aum7
Warriors of Old9
Got Into the Nostrils11
Gargi and the Brahmagnani12
Winner Yields the Prize13
The Greedy Brahmin15
Anger Destroys18
The Last Chain Broken19
The Muslim Governer Won Over21
Charity23
Reckless of Life24
Bailing Out the Ocean29
Snakes Settle the Creed30
Swallower Swallowed32
The Belly God's Exploits34
The Triumph of the Goddesses38
Prepared to Go to Hell41
Sudama42
Narada and the Sun and the Moon45
Bhrigu and Brahma47
How the Sun Became Less Fierce48
Vishnu's First Avatar-The Matsya51
Vishnu's Second Avatar-The Kurma55
Vishnu's Third Avatar-The Varaha59
Vishnu's Fourth Avatar-Narasimha61
Vishnu's Fifth Avatar-Vamana64
How the King Became Vishwamitra67
How Bali Was Defeated69
How Balarama Destroyed Two Mighty Asuras73
What Happened When Balarama Wielded the Plough75
How Krishna Taught Indra a Lesson78
How the Kauravas Were Born80
How Agni Got His Strength Back82
What Draupadi Did to Feed Ten Thousand Sages85
How Agastya Killed the Rakshasas88
Kacha and Davayani92
The Enlightened Butcher97
The Beginning of the Mahabharata100
Sati and Siva112
Krishna Janamastami116
Ashtavakra120
Breaking the Vanity of Gods123
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