Tales from the Indian Epics

 

TALES FROM
THE INDIAN EPICS

 

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PRINCE ANSHUMAT AND THE OLD WOMAN

(See p. 114)

TALES FROM
THE
INDIAN EPICS

 

BY
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
KATHIAWAR'

 

With Six Illustrations
By M. V. Dhurandhar

 

HUMPHREY MILFORD
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
BOMBAY AND MADRAS
1918

 

TO MY LITTLE DAUGHTER SHEILA
THIS BOOK
OF INDIAN STORIES
IS AFFECTIONATELY
INSCRIBED

 

CONTENTS

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Prince Anshumat and the Old Woman
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Frontispiece

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King Parikshit and the Rishi
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Damayanti and the Swan
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Nala and Damayanti
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King Parikshit and the Frog King's Daughter
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Queen Suruchi and Dhruv
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PREFACE

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.

 


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