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Monster Folktales From South Asia


 | Book Awards 2022 | Writings/ Picture Books for Children

Monster Folktales From South Asia

Full Title: Monster Folktales From South Asia

Author: Musharraf Ali Farooqi
Publisher: Harper Children's

Award Category: Writings/ Picture Books for Children
About the Book: 

A fire demon devastates a mountain community. A dev of Qaf imprisons a pari. A tribe of devs invade and destroy a kingdom. A cannibal giant from Gilgit terrorises his people. A sea monster threatens a fishing village.

These five folktales retold here by Musharraf Ali Farooqi capture the monster lore from South Asia's different regions and the heroic men, women and children who defeated these monsters.

Beautifully illustrated by Michelle Farooqi, this collection showcases some of the fiercest monsters and most ingenious heroes from South Asian folklore.

About the Author: 

Musharraf Ali Farooqi is an author, novelist and translator. He is the founder of the interactive storytelling program Storykit. His latest work is The Merman and the Book of Power: A Qissa. His work can be seen here:

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