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The Magic Drum

The Magic Drum

Sudha Murty
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Overview

Ramachandra and Rama are an old couple who have been saving their whole lives to go on a pilgrimage. But things go awry when all their money gets stolen at the first lodge they stay at, and they suspect it’s the owner of the lodge, Kamesh. According to the villagers, only the king’s counsellor, Krishnakant and his magic drum, can help them get justice.

Having lost all hope of ever recovering their money and coming around to the fact that they may never be able to go on a pilgrimage, can the couple trust a strange instrument to return their savings?

Find out in The Magic Drum, one of Sudha Murty’s most well-known tales that cleverly highlights the importance of honesty in an increasingly treacherous world.

Imprint: Puffin

Published: Oct/2013

Length : 10 Pages

The Magic Drum

Sudha Murty
Overview

Ramachandra and Rama are an old couple who have been saving their whole lives to go on a pilgrimage. But things go awry when all their money gets stolen at the first lodge they stay at, and they suspect it’s the owner of the lodge, Kamesh. According to the villagers, only the king’s counsellor, Krishnakant and his magic drum, can help them get justice.

Having lost all hope of ever recovering their money and coming around to the fact that they may never be able to go on a pilgrimage, can the couple trust a strange instrument to return their savings?

Find out in The Magic Drum, one of Sudha Murty’s most well-known tales that cleverly highlights the importance of honesty in an increasingly treacherous world.

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Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon, north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fiction pieces, and six bestselling books for children. Her books have been translated into all the major indian languages. Sudha Murty is the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature (2006), the Padma Shri (2006) and the Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature (2011).

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