Tales from the Indian Epics
THE INDIAN EPICS
C. A. KINCAID, C. V. O., I. C. S.
AUTHOR OF 'ISHTUR PHAKDE', 'THE INDIAN HEROES',
'DECCAN NURSERY TALES', 'THE TALE OF THE
TULSI PLANT', 'THE OUTLAWS OF
With Six Illustrations
By M. V. Dhurandhar
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
BOMBAY AND MADRAS
TO MY LITTLE DAUGHTER SHEILA
OF INDIAN STORIES
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Prince Anshumat and the Old Woman
King Parikshit and the Rishi
Damayanti and the Swan
Nala and Damayanti
King Parikshit and the Frog King's Daughter
Queen Suruchi and Dhruv
The favourable reception given by the Indian public to the "Indian Heroes" has led me to write a companion book. In the "Indian Heroes" I confined myself to the actual doings of the heroes themselves. In the "Tales from the Indian Epics" I have told a series of stories which are incidentally related in the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Eight of the following stories will be found either in the Adi Parva or the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata. "The Descent of the Ganges" will be found in the Ramayana Balam Kandam. To these I have added the tenth story, "The Tale of the Pole Star", from the Shrimadbhagvat.