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India is the second most populous country with 1.2 billion people. During its 4000 years of history, four of the major religions in the world were formed in India.
The collection of folktales from India consists of four books with 69 folktales.
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Indian fairy tales


Notes: Selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs, the book holds 29 Indian folktales.

Author: Various
Editor: Joseph Jacobs
Published: 1910
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Notes: The nine stories in this book were translated from Sanskrit - an ancient Indian language.

Translator: S. M. Mitra
Editor: Nancy Bell
Published: 1919
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London

Tales of the Sun or Folklore of Southern India


Notes: The book holds 26 Indian folktales.

Author: Mrs. Howard Kingscote and Pandit Natesa Sastri
Published: 1890
Publisher: W. H. Allen & Co. 13 Waterloo Place, London & Calcutta

The Magic Bed


Notes: A Book of East Indian Fairy Tales. The book holds five Indian folktales.

Author: Hartwell James
Published: 1910
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London

What's interesting in India


The Taj Mahal
is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the masterpieces of the world's heritage. Taj Mahal is included by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

The Golden Temple
is a place of worship located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The upper floors are covered in gold, giving the temple it's name.

The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
in Madhya Pradesh, India is a part of the larger Khajuraho Group of Monuments. The building is the largest and most ornate Hindu temple on the complex. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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