Teaching A Horse To Sing: Tales of Uncommon Sense from India and Elsewhere


Author: Delshad Karanjia

9789390652570 | HB | pp. 364 | 2021 | Aleph Book Company

This is a retelling of various stories from India and around the world involving several interesting characters such as rulers, wise men, princes and even tricksters sure to make you laugh.

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Akbar and Birbal, Krishnadeva Raya and Tenali Raman, Vikram and Vetal, Mullah Nasruddin…. The exploits of these legendary wits, rulers, wise men, riddlers, and tricksters are familiar to every Indian who loves a good story and a good laugh. In Teaching a Horse to Sing: Tales of Uncommon Sense from India and Elsewhere, Delshad Karanjia retells the best-known stories featuring these characters and a few others from around the world.

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About the Author

The author has worked as a journalist for over four decades across several continents, beginning with the Times Group in Mumbai. In the UK, she freelanced as a copy editor with the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, and BBC Publications, as a reporter/ newsreader for BBC Local Radio, and as a researcher/ producer for the Channel 4 network. In the US, she worked as a copy editor at the Houston Chronicle, and subsequently as a writer/editor for the oil company Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia. Now settled in Pune, she continues to edit, write, and teach.

Teaching A Horse To Sing: Tales of Uncommon Sense from India and Elsewhere is her first novel.


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