Indian Fairy Tales



Joseph Jacobs, compiler and editor


London: David Nutt, 1892


The rich culture and landscape of India come alive in their ancient folk tales. Because it is believed that many European fairy tales originated in India, the country has even been called the home of the fairy tale. Hinduism has had a strong influence on these stories and therefore they often feature religious figures and moral lessons. This collection has been compiled by Joseph Jacobs, a notable Australian folklorist.