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Title : The Shade Crimson: Short Stories based on Saurashtra's Folklore
Author : Jhaverchand Meghani
Pages : 153
Price : R 125

About the book:

The book contains 12 stories of Saurashtra's folklore with delicate, intricate and interesting illustrations. Each of the stories unveils a historical character of the depicted village. Touching, real down to earth, the folk tales revive the glory of Saurashtra's past. The stories are told in a simple straight from the heart manner.
The first story, 'The inheritance' tells the story of a motherless bride whose father wants to give her everything he possesses when she gets married. But his brother and his sons do not allow her to take them away as they feel that they are entitled to it, in the absence of a male child. She refuses to go with her husband, but gets her father to marry again and beget two sons. And after a couple of years when her husband comes to claim her, she proudly takes away everything from her father's house jeering at her uncle and cousins that she now has brothers who can look after their inheritance. Other stories talk of bravery, of customs, emotions, revenge and the like.


About The Author : Jhaverchand Meghani :
Jhaverchand Meghani is a renowned folklorist and a pioneering researcher. Travelled extensively over Saurashtra , he reconstructed about a hundred stories depicting bravery, honesty, nobility etc. He is the author of more than eighty volumes of folk tales, biographies, stories, plays, poems, essays etc

By the Same Author :
  • A noble heritage: Short stories based on Saurashtra's folklore
  • A Ruby shattered- Oral traditions of Saurashtra:III