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The worlds of gods, demons and humans meet in the twelve stories that are collected in this illustrated book. The gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, birds, beasts, demons, monsters, sages and warriors that inhabit these classical tales attempt to deliver the enduring wisdom of Hindu folklore.
Debjani Chatterjee was born in India, educated in Japan, Bangladesh, India, Hong Kong, Egypt and the UK. She studied Comparative Literature and Comparative Religion and has taught in British Schools, and has served as Sheffield's Principal Community Relations Officer. The was winner of the 1989 Peterloo Poets Open Poetry Competition Afro-Caribbean/Asian Prize for her poem The Parrot Fortune-Teller, which was subsequently published in The Guardian and To the English Language. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies. Margaret Jones lived in India for ten years and has always wanted to illustrate the dramatic stories that are part of Indian culture. Her powerful style has won acclaim through her illustrations of ancient Welsh legends in The Mabinogian and The Quest for Olwen.