Beastly Tales from Here and There has ratings and 44 reviews. Shriya said: DISCLAIMER: By the time she finished the book, the reviewer was so deeply. Jul 31, Beastly tales from here & there. Author: Vikram Seth. Pages: Price: Genre: Verse. Publication:Penguin India. Publishing Date: LibraryThing Review. User Review – GlebtheDancer – LibraryThing. This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist.

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I never get the hype around the Indian poets, though I am an Indian myself. You won’t regret it! I can’t think of anything bad to say about this book, except, maybe that it’s too slim. Account Options Sign in. Make no mistake, this is not necessarily a lighthearted, feel-good read.

HarperCollinsMay 1, – Fiction – pages. So short that it can easily be read in one quick session and so enjoyable that it is difficult to put down, this collection of fables adds to Seth’s oeuvre an added dimension. Seth maintains rhyme scheme throughout viiram book which eases the reading experience.

An unusually forthcoming beastoy whose published material is replete with un- or thinly-disguised details as to the personal lives of himself and his intimates related in a highly engaging narrative beasttly, Seth has said hhere he is somewhat perplexed that his readers often in consequence presume to an unwelcome degree of personal familiarity with him. The tragopan was portrayed as a martyr who died fighting for the cause of forest.


By the author of A Suitable Boy The aspect of versifying fables is appealing to those who love poetry, legends, moral stories and myths. No eBook available Amazon. Vikram Seth displays mastery in poetry and this is especially a good book to read out aloud to children or anyone, so that the lyrical and rhyming quality of the words are effectively brought out.

So much for her idle boast. In a way, Seth cajoles the reader: I didn’t care much for many of the other fables in the middle portion, which I thought were sort of violent and also repetitive.

Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth

The final story in the collection – the longest too – is The Elephant and the Tragopan. It is indeed a purposeful read. Dec 08, Sukanto rated it it was amazing. Vikram Seth, a great poet.

They are incredibly rhythmic and sing song and a pure joy to read even without the little denouements he packs in at the end. Want to Read saving…. Apr 26, Funn rated it really liked it.

Beastly Tales – Wikipedia

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. You will meet again the tortoise and the hare, and you may recognize the greedy crocodile, but there are other tales with characters not so familiar with strange names and traits, but each with a message that can be comprehended by young and old.


Furthermore, he cleverly sews in plot twists and moral lessons which are entertaining and funny. His first full-fledged verse work and its quite brilliant.

Beastly Tales from Here and There

No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 29, Vishesh Unni rated it really liked it. A wonderful, wonderful read.

Published April 1st by Phoenix first published Some of its stories are very much in the vein of George Orwell’s Animal Farmwhich we know was a hard-hitting political allegory.

His Beastly Tales from Here and There is children’s book consisting of ten stories in an about animals. So great repeat value. By the time I had finished writing ‘The Crocodile And the Monkey ‘, another story and other animals had begun stirring in my mind. If The Crocodile And The Monkey talks about the ugliness of greed, The Frog And The Nightingale a personal favourite from the book is a particularly moving story about a nightingale, who loses her voice and her audience, by heeding to the selfish frog’s advice.

I didn’t care much for many of the other fables in the middle portion, which I thought were sort of violent and also repetitive.