All the magic and excitement of India comes alive in this rich and dazzling collection of short stories—tales of gods and goddesses, princes, kings and ordinary men and women. The stories are arranged according to the sequence of the Hindu year, including short anecdotes about the festivals that have grown around the folk tales.

About the Author

Madhur Jaffrey 

Madhur Jaffrey was born near Delhi and grew up listening to stories such as these, mainly from the older women in the family. Today she is known throughout the world as a talented actress and, more recently, an author of cookery books. In Seasons of Splendour she has returned to the colourful myths and legends she was told as a child, and the result is a dramatic collection for children to read for themselves or have read aloud to them in the traditional Indian way.

Michael Foreman is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator.