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Tales from India by Rudyard Kipling:
Tales from India presents the very best of Kipling’s short stories. His vignettes of life in British India give vivid insights into Anglo-India at work and play, and into the character of the Indians themselves. Politics, the Raj, and the life of the common soldier are some of the familiar themes associated with Kipling, but these stories also reflect the more unexpected aspects of Kipling’s character and the different influences of the contrasting countries–India, America and England–in which he lived.
Selected Stories by Rabindranath Tagore:
This collection contains some of the best stories of Tagore who put India on the literary map of the world. Translated from Bengali to English, these stories depict the human condition in its many forms-innocence and childhood, love and loss, the city and the village, the natural and the supernatural. Prominent among the stories are the famous ‘The Cabuliwallah’, which has also been adapted as a movie. The book also gives an insight into the socio-economic conditions prevalent in Colonial Bengal.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Conan Doyle’s most famous mysteries featuring the detective, Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. Watson. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, the people living in the neighbouring area are sure that he didn’t die from natural causes. Strange sightings of a giant fire – breathing hound and stories from the past have convinced them of this. However, a certain Dr. Mortimer thinks there is more to it than that. His theory suggests that this beast has been on the rampage for years, killing generations of male Baskervilles. With the victim’s son returning home from Canada and the mystery still unsolved, Dr. Mortimer turns to Sherlock Holmes for help. He is worried that the deaths will continue until all the Baskerville men are wiped out or someone discovers the truth.
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb:
Tales from Shakespeare’ was written by Charles and Mary Lamb in the early nineteenth century to introduce children to the greatest plays of William Shakespeare. They adapted twenty of Shakespeare’s plays in simple language so that it makes easy reading for the young readers. Conveying all Shakespeare’s wit, wisdom and humanity, and never losing the feel of his beautiful language, these tales are classic literature in their own right.