ISBN 9780143333845,The Puffin Book of Magical Indian Myths (PB)

The Puffin Book of Magical Indian Myths (PB)


Anita Nair


Penguin Books



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780143333845

ISBN-10 0143333844


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)


The Puffin Book of Magical Indian Myths (English) (Paperback) Price: Rs. 509
When Surya the sun god got married, his wife could not bear the heat of his rays and ran away. Surya was heartbroken and the world plunged into darkness. A dwarf asked a king for some land, which he measured with three footsteps and ended up claiming the earth and the sky. Sage Daksha got his daughters married to the moon, but later, in a fit of rage, cursed the moon with consumption, making it wax and wane. These are some of the fifty myths from India recounted in this fabulously produced book. From wise sages to demonic asuras, beautiful river deities to arrogant kings, wayward gods to brave princes, this collection of myths showcases the most enchanting and magical stories from Indian mythology.

Anita Nair is the author of the best-selling novels The Better Man, Ladies Coupe, Mistress and a short story collection, Satyr of the Subway. Her childrens books include The Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends, Adventures of Nonu, The Skating Squirrel and Living Next Door to Alise. Her books have been translated into over twenty-six languages around the world.