Released by John Keay


Rajasthan is famed for its rich oral and written traditions, drawn from mythology and religious tales as much as from the history of the area. The oral and written traditions are sometimes coloured by the blood of battles, sometimes romantic with the folk-remembered tales of Moomal, Dhola and Maru, Nihal-de and often based on real-life tales of sacrifice and duty of valorous men and women like Maharana Pratap, Prithviraj Chauhan, Jaimal, Patta, Gora, Badal, Oanna-dhai, Achaldas Khinchi, Durgadas Rathore and countless ordinary citizens.
Dipping into this rich heritage, this book brings to its readers a collection of short stories from the state. These are based on real people and events but are some where fictionalised in the narration. The nine tales in this book are but a fraction of the amazing legacy of Rajasthan.