Listen, O King! Five-and-Twenty Tales of Vikram and the Vetal Deepa Agarwal
- Book Genre : Fiction, Young Readers
‘If you know the answer and do not respond, your head will shatter into pieces!’ In a land of glorious kings, bloodthirsty demons and talking spirits, was born the lore of Vikram and the Vetal. After a series of mysterious events, King Vikramaditya carries the vetal, a witty ghost, on a long journey through death's playground. The vetal narrates the most fascinating tales and asks the most puzzling riddles, leaving Vikram completely stumped. Deepa Agarwal's beautiful translation brings age-old wisdom alive through the vetal's wondrous stories that are bound to confound and captivate readers even today.
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Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has about fifty published books to her credit.