Author: C A KincaidPublisher: RupaYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 133ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129101572
This collection presents immortal love legends and ballads hailing primarily from the Punjab, Kathiawar and Rajputana region of India. A mix of happy and tragic stories, these love stories have been picked from C A Kincaid’s 'Tales of Old Ind'. His retellings of these stories about sweet romances between princes and princesses, gallant knights and damsels in distress and star-crossed lovers beautifully capture the evergreen charm of such literature. The tales are extraordinarily mixed in character. Some emit a strong Sindhi or Gujarati flavor while others suggest a Rajput or even an Arabic influence. Whatever the origin of the tales, they form an integral part of the romantic ballad literature of India.
IntroductionPunho and SaswiKing Dyach and BijalMomul and RanoSaif-ul-MulkUmar and MaraiKauro and ChanesarRajbalaPrince Amul Manik and the Princess Husini Jam Tamachi and NuriSuhni and MeharHir and RanjhoBirsing and SunderbaiKamsen and KamrupDodo and Chanesar