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Indian Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs, Illust. By John Dickson Batten

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Work from the literary and Jewish historian and notable folklorist who created several noteworthy collections of fairy tales.

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From the extreme West of the Indo-European world, we go this year to the extreme East. From the soft rain and green turf of Gaeldom, we seek the garish sun and arid soil of the Hindoo. In the Land of Ire, the belief in fairies, gnomes, ogres and monsters is all but dead; in the Land of Ind it still flourishes in all the vigour of animism.

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Twenty-nine traditional tales from India include "The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal," "The Lion and the Crane," and "Why the Fish Laughed."



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