Author: Lakshminath BezbaroaAruna Devi Mukerjea/Publisher: RupaYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 234ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171678084
This exquisite collection of tales comes from the land where the Brahmaputra flows. Demons, princes, wizards and peasants inhabit these stories which occasionally allow the reader charming glimpses of rural Assamese life. These are tales, which have withstood the test of time and have been enjoyed by generations of readers. Joy, sadness, mirth, sorrow-life is represented in all its myriad shades, but there is a common principle underlying all these tales, that virtue has its rewards and wickedness never goes unpunished.
Volume IThe Stork and the PriestThe Orange PrincessThe Son-in-lawThe Night-Blind Son-in-lawThe Story of a Sanyasi The King and the BarberThe Hunchback and the Blind manThe Spirit and the BroomstickThe Story of An Elephant and An OwlKon And MonThe Witch and The WizardThe Big ThiefThe Cloth Fit for the GodsThe Demon TeacherVolume IIThe Plum TreeThe Princess with the Thirty-Two Lucky SingsThe Luck of a PriestThe Old Man and His Five SonsThe Dumb PrincessThe Prince's First TaleThe Prince's Third TaleThe King's Son and The JackalThe Dwarf PrinceThe Wise Old ManThe Mad JackalVolume IIIThe Simpleton King and his MinistersThe Six friends and The DemonessThe Tale of Big-TummyThe Two PrincesThe Gold-showering KingThe Priest and the PrienstessNomol and Sonepahi