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The Heron and the Crab
An ageing Heron finds himself a little too stiff to fish for
himself, so he thinks of a way to get the fish to do it for him.
by Clay Lane based on The Fables of Bidpai late 6th century
If officials in the Raj ever forgot who their boss was,
they would bring the whole government down about their ears.
by Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936
A stranger warns the people of Shorapur that they will come to regret their hospitality.
by Clay Lane based on a story by Philip Meadows Taylor 1808-1876
Peasie and Beansie
Peasie wants to visit her lonely father, but she can’t get her sister Beansie to come along with her.
by Clay Lane
Contemporary historian Ramanath Aiyar catalogued the ways in which Maharajah Moolam Thurunal led the way in modernising British India.
by S. Ramanath Aiyar
The Raja and the Ox-Cart
Vijay Singh, Raja of Jodhpur, was left to fend for himself after his army deserted him.
by Clay Lane based on an account by Lt-Col. James Tod 1782-1835
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