BOOK, INDIAN TALES, Barefoot Books - 96 Pages

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Retold by Shenaaz Nanji; Illustrated by Christopher Corr

Discover India's incredible diversity with these eight folktales, each from a different Indian state. Learn more about each state's history, geography and culture with the notes that introduce each story. Tales include: The Drummer Boy (Gujarat); Bopuluchi (Punjab); Princess Mala and the Tree Spirit (Nagaland); Damayanti and Nala (Uttar Pradesh); Priya's Magic Bowl (Tamil Nadu); Five Men in a Cart (Andhra Pradesh); Shaira's Secret (Rajasthan); and Hanuman's Adventures (Kerala).

Shenaaz Nanji was born in Kenya amidst a fusion of cultures: Bantu-Swahili, Arabic, British and East Indian. Her grandparents were a part of the wave of Indians who emigrated from India to Africa. Shenaaz holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and has written several children's books. 

Christopher Corr is an internationally celebrated painter and illustrator. Based out of London, he travels the world painting people, places and buildings. Since studying at the Royal College of Art, he has painted in numerous locations for exhibitions, commissions and publications, and has become a tutor at Goldsmiths University.