King Kubera was the greediest man in the world. Hated and feared by many, he schemed to win the love of the beautiful goddess Parvati... but learned an important lesson when he invited her elephant-headed son Ganesha to lunch one day.THUS GOES ONE OF THE MANY DELIGHTFUL TALES in this decidedly grown-up book of traditional Indian stories, retold for the modern reader. Author Kamla K. Kapur’s connection to these ago-old stories is the reverent yet individualistic kind we might expect from someone whose introduction is of her hometown, where naked, dreadlocked holy men speed about on motorbikes... View More...
New Delhi, India, Om Books International:
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 105153
This accessible collection of ancient India’s most insightful myths celebrates well-known stories and others not readily known to Western readers. These are stories of Vishnu, Brahma, Ganesha and the other India, as well as of humans struggling with some of life’s essential truths. The collection contains stories from the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, the Puranas and the Vedas.Printed Pages: 160. View More...