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The Elephant-Headed God By Debjani Chatterjee

The Elephant-Headed God

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The worlds of gods, demons and humans meet in the twelve stories that are collected in this illustrated book. The gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, birds, beasts, demons, monsters, sages and warriors that inhabit these classical tales attempt to deliver the enduring wisdom of Hindu folklore.
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The Elephant-Headed God: And Other Hindu Tales by Debjani Chatterjee

The worlds of gods, demons and humans meet and come alive in these twelve stories. The gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, birds, beasts, demons, monsters, sages and warriors that inhabit these classical tales deliver the enduring wisdom of Hindu folklore. The stories are amongst the oldest in the world and belong to children everywhere, regardless of religion or country of birth. Each tale is illustrated with dramatic black-and-white pictures by Margaret Jones. These evocative illustrations capture the wealth and strength of the culture behind the stories and give the tales a magnificent setting worthy of their power and drama.

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About Debjani Chatterjee


Debjani Chatterjee was born in India, educated in Japan, Bangladesh, India, Hong Kong, Egypt and the UK. She studied Comparative Literature and Comparative Religion and has taught in British Schools, and has served as Sheffield's Principal Community Relations Officer. The was winner of the 1989 Peterloo Poets Open Poetry Competition Afro-Caribbean/Asian Prize for her poem The Parrot Fortune-Teller, which was subsequently published in The Guardian and To the English Language. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies. Margaret Jones lived in India for ten years and has always wanted to illustrate the dramatic stories that are part of Indian culture. Her powerful style has won acclaim through her illustrations of ancient Welsh legends in The Mabinogian and The Quest for Olwen.

Table of Contents


List of the main characters Author's Foreword The Monkey Bridge to Lanka The Elephant-Headed God The Race Shiva and the Mountain Ashes to Ashes The Dove and the Hawk The Dwarf's Three Steps Krishna - Man and God Bhima and the Monkey's Tail Yudhishtira's Journey Kunti's Secret Son For Love of Urvashi

Additional information

GOR001894490
The Elephant-Headed God: And Other Hindu Tales by Debjani Chatterjee
Debjani Chatterjee
Used - Very Good
Paperback
James Clarke & Co Ltd
1989-11-01
96
0718827864
9780718827861
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.