Book details : see Monkey
the gentle art of storytelling, Sanatana Dharma's profound heritage
has been passed down from generation to generation. With this marvelous
book by Harish Johari, The Monkey and the Mango Tree, India's rich
storytelling tradition comes alive for a new generation. Johari
has created 25 beautifully crafted tales pregnant with mystical
wisdom and wit, guaranteed to delight young and old.
Conveying sophisticated concepts in simple language, Johari's stories
pass on ethical teachings meaningful for any culture, any time.
One provocative tale dispensing a valuable message is entitled "The
Lesson." In this story a teacher asserts anger's woeful burden
"it burns the life force
it destroys the balance of the
body chemistry and makes you forgetful
. Avoid anger if you
want to become a wise person." Pieter Weltevrede's outstanding
pen-and-ink illustrations add visual vitality to each of Johari's
delightful stories. These wonderful tales continue Johari's tradition
of literary excellence and should not be missed. Young adults will
find this book engaging while imparting principles for a life of
graciousness. For parents and teachers, these timeless stories are
tools you can use. "
HINDUISM TODAY OCTOBER, 1999
"The mythic and folkloric world of the East are
opened up in this delightful compilation of tales. Complete with
powerful gods, scheming kings, and wise mystics, the storytelling
tradition of India is shown to stand as tall as any in the West."