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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Fantastic set of rhymes. Very fast to read with consistent rhyming and amusin I enjoyed “Beastly Tales”. Apr 26, Funn rated it really liked it.

It is fun language. See our Returns Policy. Among several heavy duty plays was a talfs reading of a poem by Naseeruddin Shah. The final story, The Elephant and the Tragopan, was my absolute favourite – animals band together and are led by the title characters to lobby humans to save their habitat from a proposed dam. It’s definitely a nice little read for those who want something a bit different and it by no means does Seth’s reputation any harm as a good and interesting writer.

I always have it with me and it is always beastly tales by vikram seth hit. Feb 29, Vishesh Unni rated it really liked it. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this? I had initially thought that this might be a fun book to read to talws son, but it might be a long while before he is ready for this one.

Make no mistake, this is beastly tales by vikram seth necessarily a lighthearted, feel-good read.

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Vikram Seth Vikram Seth is the acclaimed author of threenovels including The Golden Gate and ASuitable Boy, one of the most beloved andwidely read books of recent times. I know its popular among some people, it really needs to be popularised more.


View all 4 comments. Barring these classic works, I haven’t really bothered with verse, especially when it comes to modern writers. It is indeed a beastly tales by vikram seth read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Ten witty and enchanting animal fables in verse which, like a modern Aesop’s Fables, can vikkram enjoyed by young and old alike. The rest are also good. Seth is brilliant when it comes to verse.

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The reader will put the book down drowned in thoughts. So great repeat value.

I especially enjoyed The Hare And The Tortoise, which the author writes with much chutzpah and there’s a nice little twist in the end. Some verses rhyme perfectly well that you can sing the poem! Published April 1st by Phoenix first published I Tagged Her in My Heart.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. It’s rare that I enjoy poetry except for really long, epic sorts of poems e. Review A Lot of Pages: Barring these classic works, I haven’t really bothered with verse, especially when it comes to modern writers. Which is why, this quite simply escaped me and in any case, I’m yet to really sink my setj into any of Vikram Seth’s works. Practical minded and capricious. The book of children’s popular stories written in excellent verse once again proves that Vikram Seth is a poet par excellence.

My friends, as you may see I did not read much poetry But one fine evening at the Victoria Not the falls, but the Memoria’ When I walked in through the gate And saw Shri Vikram Seth Who sat and talked about his prose As well as verse, in generous dose Then as he recited from Beastly Tales I dropped all thoughts of beers and ales How I wished my hands were paws And nails on them were rather claws While I looked for this one book By hook or crook, in hole and nook At last I found it on a site Which sells all things, be day or night Tales from China, Greece and Gup Ukraine and India, held close up I read all ten with childlike wonder Besatly times on the bed, at times under All of them left me mesmerised I bet you too beastly tales by vikram seth be surprised Taoes see yourself grinning beastly tales by vikram seth a kid And forget being some Nancy or Sid So read this one at your leisure For if not this, then what is treasure?

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It has 10 tales, all of beastly tales by vikram seth uses different beastly tales by vikram seth to narrate something. The Rat and the Ox is a Chinese tale, wittily retold in verse. It’s a cute collection of beastly tales by vikram seth from several different countries – some I’ve heard, others not. sdth

Aug 05, Vinay Leo R. Feb 08, Karen rated it liked it. Each poem is in rhymed couplets and talee “from here and there”: The last story was superb. Quite obviously, as Seth himself says, his decision to write this Jungle book fable was an impulsive one, prompted beastly tales by vikram seth a hot, sleepy day. Oct 05, Plum-crazy rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book.

Anybody who likes to read English poetry will truly enjoy reading this book. So much for her charm and flair. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?