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Originally published in 1906, this collection of folklore from the Himalayas contains 56 stories, each offering a glimpse into the fascinating culture of hill-folk of Northern India. Hippocrene Books is pleased to bring these rare and treasured stories back into print for today's readers. Here are tales of Rajahs and princesses, magicians and witches, enchanted jackals, monkeys, and snakes who can speak like humans, and a host of other characters that will delight children and adults. While some of the stories have their counterparts in western folklore and mythology, many will introduce readers young and old alike to a new world of enchantment. Part of a vanishing way of life, the stories in this collection allow a whole new generation of readers to appreciate the culture, traditions, and folklore of the Himalayan people.
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Book Description Hippocrene Books. Condition: New. New dust jacket. Seller Inventory # S02H-00333
Book Description Hippocrene Books, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0781807042
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Book Description Hippocrene Books York, New York. Hardcover. Condition: New. 225 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. INDIA. Originally published in 1906, Hippocrene Books is pleased to bring this unique collection of folk tales from Simla, once the summer capital of India under British rule, back into print. Collected by the author at the beginning of the twentieth century, these tales and legends from the villagers of the Himalayas introduce the reader to a world of enchantment and delight--with brave Rajahs, beautiful princesses, talking animals, lush jungles, virtuous Brahmins, and magicians and witches unlike any in other fairy tales. Eight illustrations by the author add to the charm of the collection. (Key Words: India, Simla, Folk Tales, Folklore). book. Seller Inventory # 71119X1
Book Description Hippocrene Books, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110781807042
Book Description Hippocrene Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0781807042 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1274775