A collection of folk tales and fairy stories from Farther India by Sudhin N. Ghose with illustrations by Shrimati E. Carlile. Published in 1966.
'A passage from the heart of India to the South China Sea would take one through what is often referred to as Farther India. In his new book, Sudhin Ghose takes the reader on a tour through the folklore of this region (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand), in a sense continuing a journey which he began in his earlier work, 'Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from India'. On this journey, one will hear the story of a talkative tortoise, the tale of a sage and a mouse, and how Prince Bondhu became a boatman. One will hear how Yaksha spirits change form and lure caravans into the heart of the desert, and how a quarrel between thieves brought relief to Brahmin. The tales are told through the techniques of the fable, allegory, and parable, rendering the journey enlightening as well as enjoyable. These stories have an appeal even beyond the innate and universal attraction of the folk tale and fairy story. 'Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from Farther India', covering a field which has been little explored by other writers, is unique and should be of interest to those who wish to form a better understanding of the countries of Farther India.'
Hardback in good condition. Ex-library so some soiling and general wear to cover and end papers. Library stamp at the front but pages are otherwise unmarked.