The Foolish Men of Agra by Rina Singh

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Drawn from the traditional tales of Mogul India, The Foolish Men of Agra is a collection of ten delightfully funny and poignant stories. (1998)
 

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by Rina Singh and illustrated by Farida Zaman Zaman was trained in the U.K. and worked as an illustrator in London and Geneva.
 
Published March 1, 1998 by Key Porter Books. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Singh retells ten enchanting tales of ancient India and in doing so, presents a culture widely overlooked by many children in the US.

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When they complain that the khitchri will never cook so far from the heat, Birbal argues with whetted wit that ""the brahmin was warmed just by looking at lamplight a mile away!"" Singh's succinct text propels the narratives quickly to satisfying denouements where miscreants get their due and hum...

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