Spinning Yarns The Best Children’s Stories from India

by Deepa Agarwal

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2120-2
  2. Pages: 220 pages
  3. Date: May 2013


There’s something in this collection for everyone—scary ghost stories, thrilling adventure
tales, nonsense rhymes that will tickle you silly, stories of school and home, of celebrations
and hard times, of light-hearted fun as well as heartbreak.
In Spinning Yarns: The Best Children’s Stories from India, the classic works of literary
giants like Rabindranath Tagore and Premchand accompany the offerings of modern
masters like R. K. Narayan, Vikram Seth, Paul Zacharia and Sudha Murty. Savour the
evergreen charm of Sukumar Ray’s poetry and devour an exciting shikar tale by Jim
Corbett. Well-loved contemporary writers like Ruskin Bond, Ranjit Lal and Paro Anand
too find a place in the book.
Selected with much love and thought, the stories and poems in this anthology provide
an unforgettable experience for readers of all ages.
‘A magical bouquet of tales for children, containing works of classic and contemporary
greats—from the traditional to the modern; from the roots to the blossom.’—Gulzar


Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and
has about fifty published books to her credit. She has received several awards for her
work. Deepa’s picture book, Ashok’s New Friends, was awarded the National Award for
Children’s Literature by the National Council of Educational Research and Training,
while her historical fiction, Caravan to Tibet, featured on the International Board on
Books for Young People Honor List of 2008. Five of her titles have also been listed
in the White Raven Catalogue of the International Youth Library, Munich

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