Anklet for A Princess

Anklet for A Princess

A Cinderella Story From India

Book - 2002
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Cinduri has a lot of work to do. Every day she walks to the lake to fetch drinking water, milks the cow, cleans the house, prepares the meals, cleans the animal pens, and sells vegetables. Her stepmother and stepsister, however, don't do any of the work. They just order Cinduri about and give her a bowl of rice and a few leftovers to eat.The lake, however, is full of magic. When Godfather Snake hears of Cinduri's troubles, he vows to make her life easier. And when the Prince comes to visit the village during the annual Navaratri Festival, Godfather Snake makes it possible for her to go, dressed in the most beautiful gold-threaded sari and sparkling diamond anklets. It is there that she wins the heart of the Prince.Adapted from the East Indian story "Nagami" (Jewel of the Snake), this version of the tale is rich with the traditions and culture of India while also conveying the universal values of the Cinderella story. Beautiful watercolor depictions of Indian life and styles accompany this introduction to Indian folklore.

Publisher: Fremont, Calif. : Shen's Books, 2002.
ISBN: 9781885008466
1885008465
Branch Call Number: j 398.2095 INDIA BRUCKER
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mehta, Lila 1931-
Tang, You-shan
Alternative Title: Cinderella.

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ladiemedusa
Aug 07, 2012

This was a nice change of pace in terms of a 'cinderella' story. My duaghter enjoyed the new spin on the tale and the cultural differences were a great talking point throughout the story!

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