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Author Jaffrey, Madhur, 1933-
Title Seasons of splendour : tales, myths & legends of India / Madhur Jaffrey ; illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Pub Info New York : Atheneum, c1985.
book jacket
 Orleans-Children's Room  J 398.2 JAFF     AVAILABLE
 Wellfleet-Children's Area  J 294.5 Jaf     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st American ed.
Descript 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Summary Collection of traditional tales about gods and heroes in Hindu mythology, arranged in sequence as they might be told at religious festivals during the course of a Hindu calendar year.
Contents The days of the banyan tree: Savitri and Satyavan -- Shravan Kumar and his wife -- A special birthday: The birth of Krishna, the blue god -- Krishna and the demon nurse -- The serpent king -- How Krishna killed the wicked King Kans -- Time for the dead: Doda and Dodi -- Dussehra, the festival of victory: How Ram defeated the demon King Ravan -- King Dashrat's special heir -- Ram is banished -- The kidnapping of Sita -- The search for Sita -- The siege of Lanka -- The day of the wintry full moon: The moon and the heavenly nectar -- Karvachauth, the little clay pot: The girl who had seven brothers -- Divali, festival of lights: Lakshmi and the clever washerwoman -- Holi, festival of spring: The wicked king and his good son -- A day for brothers: The mango tree -- The faithful sister -- Nine days' festival: The old man and the magic bowl -- The king without an heir -- The girl in the forest -- The festival for Parvati: How Ganesh got his elephant head.
Subject Hindu mythology -- Juvenile literature.
Hindu mythology.
Add Author Foreman, Michael, 1938-
ISBN 0689311419
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