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Magic Drum & Other Favourite Stories

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Product Type: Fiction
Vendor: Keny Stationery

Author: Sudha Murthy
Condition : New

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  • Author : Sudha Murthy
  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Edition : Latest edition (1 January 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Fiction
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Kings and misers, princes and paupers, wise men and foolish boys, the funniest and oddest men and women come alive in this sparkling new collection of stories. The clever princess will only marry the man who can ask her a question she cannot answer; the orphan boy outwits his greedy uncles with a bag of ash; and an old couple in distress is saved by a magic drum.

Sudha Murty's grandparents told her some of these stories when she was a child; others she heard from her friends from around the world. These delightful and timeless folk tales have been her favourites for years, and she has recounted them many times over to the young people in her life. With this collection, they will be enjoyed by many more readers, of all ages.

From the Back Cover

Step into the enchanting world of Sudha Murthy's storytelling with "Magic Drum & Other Favourite Stories." This collection invites readers on a delightful journey through a tapestry of tales that resonate with wisdom, compassion, and the magic of everyday life. In these stories, Murthy, a celebrated author and philanthropist, effortlessly blends tradition and contemporary themes, creating narratives that captivate both young and adult audiences alike.

"Magic Drum & Other Favourite Stories" features a diverse array of characters and settings, each tale brimming with life lessons and moral insights. From the mystical allure of a magic drum to heartwarming tales of friendship, kindness, and empathy, Murthy's narratives are infused with the warmth of her storytelling prowess. The collection serves as a treasure trove of timeless stories that entertain, inspire, and leave a lasting impression.

With her signature storytelling style, Sudha Murthy crafts a literary experience that transcends generations, making this anthology a cherished addition to the world of literature. As readers turn the pages, they will discover the magic that lies within these stories, a testament to Murthy's ability to weave narratives that touch the heart and linger in the imagination long after the book is closed.


About the Author

Sudha Murty:

Sudha Murthy was born in 1950 in Shiggaon, in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science. She is the founder of Infosys
Foundation and is currently the chairperson of the Murty Trust.

A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues,
collections of short stories and non-fictional pieces, and several bestselling titles for children. Her books have been translated into
all the major Indian languages. Sudha Murty is the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature. She received the Padma Shri in 2006, the Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Crossword Book Awards and the Padma Bhushan in 2023. She has also received ten honorary doctorates.

She weaves magical tales and especially enjoys writing for young readers. A generation of children has grown up reading her books, and her stories have been included in textbooks across schools in India.