The Puffin Book of Magical Indian Myths
When Surya the sun god got married, his wife could not bear the heat of his rays and ran away. Surya was heartbroken and the world plunged into darkness. A dwarf asked a king for some land, which he measured with three footsteps, and ended up claiming the earth and the sky. Sage Daksha got his daughters married to the moon, but later, in a fit of rage, cursed the moon with consumption, making it wax and wane. These are some of the fifty myths from India recounted in this fabulously produced book. From wise sages to demonic asuras, beautiful river deities to arrogant kings, wayward gods to brave princes, this collection of myths showcases the most enchanting and magical stories from Indian mythology.
- Counterpack - filled | 192 pages
- 210 x 254 x 18mm | 898.11g
- 01 Jan 2009
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Puffin Books
- London, United Kingdom
About Anita Nair
Myths chosen and retold by Anita Nair and Illustrated by Atanu Roy.