The Jataka Tales are stories from the Buddha’s previous lives. In one life the Buddha was born as a deer, in another a parrot, in yet another a Swan King and even as an extraordinary pony! In whatever form he took birth, he always reflected qualities of a compassionate noble soul…. Between the two brothers in ‘A Pouch of Thousand Coins’ he was the generous one and among the three friends in ‘A Lotus Garland’ he was the truthful one.
The present collection contains fifteen interesting stories, selected out of the eternal treasure of five hundred forty seven Jataka Tales.
Dr Varsha Das, has been writing for children for the past forty years in Gujarati, Hindi and English. She has received several awards for her contribution to children's literature. She has also authored The Jataka Tales, published by Madhubun She practices Buddhist philosophy under the umbrella of Soka Gakkai
This series carries an impressive list of well-known classics for children in the age group 7 to 14 years. The aim of the series is to inculcate in children the habit of reading. It offers children an opportunity to enjoy reading stories that form a part of the classics of English Literature crafted by great writers.