Beastly Tales from Here and There has ratings and 44 reviews. Shriya said: DISCLAIMER: By the time she finished the book, the reviewer was so deeply. Jul 31, Beastly tales from here & there. Author: Vikram Seth. Pages: Price: Genre: Verse. Publication:Penguin India. Publishing Date: LibraryThing Review. User Review – GlebtheDancer – LibraryThing. This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist.

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During the course of his doctorate studies at Stanford, he did his field work in China and translated Hindi and Chinese poetry into English. Be the first to ask a question about Beastly Tales from Here and There. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Very fast to read with consistent rhyming and amusin I enjoyed “Beastly Tales”. Contents The Crocodile and the Monkey i.

Seth uses the voice of these two animals to let out his frustrations and reveals to the reader his aching heart at the sight of continued deforestations.

Oct 06, Nissim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Adapting tales from China, Greece, the Ukraine and his homeland of India, and presenting them in rhyming verse, Vikram Seth has created a small masterpiece of fables for our time. Beastly Tales From Here and There is a collection of ten stories written in the form of poems. bezstly


Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth

The Elephant and the Tragopan. Have just discovered your herd today and this is my second comment. Vikram Seth rewrote a number of folk tales from India, China, Greece and the Trom in rhyming couplets and ended off with two fables in the same style of his own creation. I have not read it.

Dec 11, Khalidha Zia rated it really liked it. Apr 15, Suhasini Srihari rated it really liked it. Books by Vikram Seth. All the bloated prose-when he writes fiction-melds into pithy turns of exquisite phrase. I memorized the poem about the crocodile’s wife on the way back adn Delhi and home after six months of traveling in Thefe.

The Eagle and the Beetle. The final story in the collection – the longest too – is The Elephant and the Tragopan. No matter what the mood, I feel these tales in verse will leave you with a smile. So short that it can easily be read in one beqstly session and so enjoyable that it is difficult to put down, this collection of fables adds to Seth’s oeuvre an added dimension.

All the tales contain wit, wisdom and whimsy in roughly equal measure, with the final one a particular highlight and parable for our times, to be ignored at our peril. And so it went on until all ten of these beastly tales were born”.

Quite obviously, as Seth himself says, his decision to write this Jungle book fable was an impulsive one, prompted by a hot, sleepy day. Each poem is in rhymed couplets and taken “from here and there”: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet which won Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children’s writer, biographer and memoirist.


Hard to believe these were written more than two decades ago!

Beastly Tales from Here and There

Elephant and the Tragopan was bearable. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

So much for her charm and flair. Review A Lot of Pages: The tragopan was portrayed as a martyr who died fighting for the cause of forest. Jul 29, Sandhya rated vrom liked it Recommends it for: Seth is brilliant when it comes to verse. I will read these to my children some day.

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This is the same story of the Hare who lost to the slow and steady Tortoise. To ask other readers questions about Beastly Tales from Here and Thereplease sign up. Seth’s poetry actually reminds me of Roald Dahl’s fabulously funny verses from his book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I know its popular among drom people, it really needs to be popularised more. Oct 05, Plum-crazy rated it really liked it Shelves: Vikram Seth, a great poet. This is the all time best book that i have read in my life