A collection of interesting folk tales from India. These tales are an integral part of the country's culture. They contain the universal values handed down by thinkers and sages of ancient India. These stories reflect the lives and philosophies of the different regions of the land.
Born in Bihar, Nilima Jha did her graduation in English Literature from Ranchi University. She is deeply interested in children's literature and has been writing short stories for them in both Hindi and English. One of her Hindi stories has been made into a film.
She is an Executive Committee member of the Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children. She is also actively associated with the AWIC Journal.
AWIC provides a forum within India for those interested in the development of children's literature. It encourages writers, illustrators, translators, librarians, editors and publishers, and co-operates with individuals and associations abroad with similar objectives. The Association organises writers' workshops, book exhibitions, literary discussions and sessions with publishers and editors.
AWIC is the Indian section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).