Harper Collins India
|Number of Pages||212 Pages|
Many years ago, Sheherzad had saved her life by telling the prince 1001 stories night after night. Now she has grandchildren who want to hear bedtime stories from her. But she seems to have lost the yarns of fantasy that had once helped her escape beheading, she has forgotten all the stories. Thus begins Intizar Husains latest and most exquisite collection of stories. He has used motifs and images from an eclectic range of sources such as the Jataka Katha, Panchatantra, Katha Sagar, as well as traditions of the qissa-kahani and dastangoi from the early history of Islam to tell tales that seamlessly weave in the old and the new, the historical and the contemporary.