The book consists of eight delectable stories, forming part of Indian folk tales and journeying through many a generation. These have been handed down to us by our imaginative Indian storytellers with their gods, heroes, demons, witches, fairies, birds, beasts and flowers in our folk literature. The author has presented these stories in his unique style. Though meant for children, the tales entertain and educate everyone.
Renowned laureate, Mulk Raj Anand is a pioneer in Indian creative English writing. A prolific writer, he has many novels, short stories and essays to his credit, the best known novels being Untouchable and Coolie. He has been bestowed with International Peace Prize, Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Akademi Awards.