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MY FAVOURITE STORIES: BOSKY’S PANCHATANTRA

by Gulzar

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2118-9
  2. Pages: 116 pages
  3. Date: April 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK

There was once a king who had three stupid sons. A learned man visited the
kingdom and offered to teach the boys the true qualities of kings—kindness,
bravery and a sense of justice. He narrated them one story a day, and these
became known as the well-loved Panchatantra tales.
Gulzar turns these stories into story-poems, to be read aloud or enjoyed alone.
He describes how a rabbit outwits a hungry lion, and tells us why a girl married
a mouse. There is a story about a mosquito who was an unwelcome guest, and
one about the foolish donkey who could not stop singing.
Hilarious and wise, naughty and clever, this retelling of the Panchatantra by one
of India’s most loved writers will be treasured by readers of all ages.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Poet, fi lmmaker, lyricist and writer, Gulzar was born in Deena, Jhelum, which is
now in Pakistan. He has written numerous poems, short stories, plays, ballets,
children’s books and fi lm and television serial scripts, and has received both
national and international acclaim for these works. He has received the National
Film Award seven times in various categories. He won the Sahitya Akademi
Award for best writing in Urdu in 2002, and was conferred the Padma Bhushan
in 2004. Gulzar believes his best is yet to come!