A Belly Full of Sweets: Hindu Tales of Inner Wealth with Cards and Posters

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9781564557605: A Belly Full of Sweets: Hindu Tales of Inner Wealth with Cards and Posters

When he trips and lands on his belly full of sweets, the god of wealth, Ganesh, makes the moon laugh. A holy man vows to spend his life in a cave, but is gradually (and humorously) overtaken by his craving for worldly pleasures. A child with a crooked body teaches a powerful king a memorable lesson. Join Kirin Narayan as she shares the stories of "inner wealth" that she first heard as a child in India from her teacher Swamiji. Includes 9 story trading cards and poster

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When he trips and lands on his belly full of sweets, the god of wealth, Ganesh, makes the moon laugh. In this tale of inner wealth and others, folklorist Narayan magically transports listeners to her Indian childhood. 2 cassettes with story trading cards and poster.

About the Author:

Kirin Narayan was raised in a Hindu household in India. She is an anthropologist, folklorist, and novelist whose works include Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels and Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales.

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