Book Indian Tales

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Discover India's incredible diversity with these 8 folktales, each from a different Indian state! Learn more about each state's history, geography and culture with the notes that introduce each story. The tales include:

The Drummer Boy (Gujarat)

Bopuluchi (Punjab)

Princess Mala and the Tree Spirit (Nagaland)

Damayanti and Nala (Uttar Pradesh)

Priya's Magic Bowl (Tamil Nadu)

Five Men in a Cart (Andhra Pradesh)

Shaira's Secret (Rajasthan)

Hanuman's Adventures (Kerala)


  • Retold by Shenaaz Nanji
  • Illustrated by Christopher Corr
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
  • Page Count: 96 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 8 years and up

    "Filled with East Indian customs and flavors, magic and secrets, and brave and silly characters, this savory collection is well suited for independent reading, reading aloud, and multicultural studies" — Booklist

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