Chandra Chari
THE HARE IN THE MOON: TALES OF HOW AND WHY by Pratibha Nath Ponytale Books, 2013, 100 pp., 99
November 2013, volume 37, No 11

How did story come to be born? The stories in this collection show how, overarmed by the forces of nature and strange and mysterious natural phenomena, early man invented stories to explain everything—lightning and thunder, the sun, the moon and the Milky Way birds and beasts and forests. ‘In time’, says Pratibha Nath, the well-loved teller of tales for children ‘Some of these stories came to be written down. But most were preserved in the oral tradition… These stories have an allegorical nature making them relevant to this day.’

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