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Beastly Tales [Vikram Seth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ten witty and enchanting animal fables in verse which, like a modern Aesop’s. About the Book: Beastly Tales from Here and There From the impish to the brilliantlycomic, Vikram Seth’s animalfables in verse can, like Diwalisweets. 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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Though I must tell you I haven’t anything of Vikram Seth apart from this.

Aug 12, Arun rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Taes, the effect and impact wanes a little through the 10 tales and since the last is the longest it felt a little bit of a chore to finish. 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. Poetry is not my cup beastly tales by vikram seth tea, but still, one needs to try everything.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The poetry is light and humourous and initially the novelty of the book’s form is engaging and delightful. And so it went on until all ten of these beastly tales were born” Among all the stories, at least four of them are extremely entertaining and Seth’s rhyming beastly tales by vikram seth is a delight.

Beastly Tales – Vikram Seth (1st Edition)

But a very heavy recommendation by a friend, who insisted that there beastly tales by vikram seth possibly no better writer of verse in India than Seth prompted me to check it out. Thank you Karen and Tracy. He is a creature mild and vicious. Some are Vikram Seth’s retelling of stories and fables from other places and a couple are his own original ones. Visit our Help Pages.

One person found this helpful. All revolve around animals, with humans only beastly tales by vikram seth the background a bit, such as the king who unwittingly provides a home and meals for bed louses, until a mosquito joins them, or the humans in the last story who want to dam a river and upset the beasts’ homes Raji Krishnadevan May 27, at 5: So great repeat value.

Among several beastky duty plays was a dramatic reading of a poem by Naseeruddin Shah.

Beastly Tales from Here and There

Vikram Seth displays mastery in poetry and beastly tales by vikram seth is especially a good book to read out aloud to children or anyone, so that the lyrical and rhyming quality of the words are effectively brought out. I’ve never heard of this book. It is really very good IMO, and neatly encapsulates not just its protagonists’ journey, but post India’s too in a way The reader will put the book down drowned in thoughts.

Alright, I know what I’m gonna do here will probably in no way justify the brilliance of “Beastly Tales”, but I’m gonna try nevertheless coz I’m one arrogant show-off to review this book in verse, using a rhyme scheme similar to the beastly tales by vikram seth used by Seth in this book. First two poems and the last one are Great.

Feb 10, Shalini rated it really liked it. A great book for Literacy and poetry based lessons. Very fast to read with consistent rhyming and amusing illustrations for each story.

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This was a good read. Furthermore, he cleverly sews in plot twists and moral lessons vikraam are entertaining and funny. Published April 1st by Phoenix first published The beastly tales by vikram seth of versifying fables is appealing to those who love poetry, legends, moral stories and myths. The last story was superb. Karen May 25, at A bunch of fairly short, but quite amusing poems.

In fact the book inspired me to write poetry for children, something I continued srth do for the next few years.

By the time I had finished writing ‘The Crocodile Beastly tales by vikram seth the Monkey’, another story and other animals had taes stirring in my mind. 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. Sold by uRead-Store and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.

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I enjoyed “Beastly Tales”. The elephant’s voice pins us beastly tales by vikram seth forces us to feel ashamed. This is not to say though that there aren’t snippets of brilliance, none more so than Seth’s creative use of meter and rhyme throughout. Inhe published Two Livesa family memoir written at the beastly tales by vikram seth of his mother, which focuses on the hy of his great-uncle Shanti Behari Seth and German-Jewish great aunt Henny Caro who met in Berlin in the early s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed extensively on going to England at age 17 for school.

Quite obviously, as Seth himself says, his decision to write this Jungle book fable was an impulsive one, prompted by a hot, sleepy day. Even if you are a reader with a short attention span, you just fall in love with his rhymes.