About the Book :
This book is a collection of traditional Indian nursery-tales told by Sister Nivedita in her inimitable style. Legends are the vehicle of high philosophy and metaphysics, especially so in India. The heroes and heroines of ancient Bharat presented here are not only noted for their valour or beauty, but for their strength of character and nobility. The characters depicted herein have been the unconscious moulders of the complex Indian social body. Thus this book is not only meant for children but for all those who wish to feel the pulse of the Indian conscience.
About the Author :
Sister ( Bhagini ) Nivedita dedicated her life for the service of Bharat. She was born in Ireland in 1867. After finishing her education, she settled down in England in the teaching profession. During this period, she happened to meet Swami Vivekananda at a London home. Greatly attracted by his teachings, she accepted him as her Master and followed him to India where she dedicated herself to uplifting the status of Indian women. In the early part of the twentieth century, many of the national leaders of India derived inspiration from her fiery spirit. The Nivedita Girls School, founded by her in Calcutta, stands as a monument to her efforts.