The Daughter from a wishing tree: Unusual Tales about women in mythology

Editor | Children’s Books
Have you heard of the magic spell that can make a dead person come alive? Or about the wishing tree that gives the wonderful gift of daughters?
Who do the gods turn to for support when they are helpless? Do you know where the world’s first clone came from?
Women in mythology, though fewer in number than men, are often depicted possessing elements of strength and mystery.
From Parvati to Ashokasundari, Shakti to Bhamati, you will encounter enchanting women who frequently provided assistance to the world and even the gods in this book! Bestselling author Sudha Murty takes you on an adventurous journey filled with magic, secrets and wonder that will remind you of the strong female influences in your life.
Murty told “Both history and mythology contain stories of unassuming women. These women have played a vital role in deciding the future of their families and lineage. They may not have been well-educated in what was considered academic at the time but their maturity, courage, and devotion to their loved ones was exemplary. The book contains unusual stories about such women, and I hope that it will make you recognize that such women don’t just belong to a time in the past, but continue to exist around us even today.’’
About the author
Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon, north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fictional pieces, and eight bestselling books for children. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages. Sudha Murty is the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature (2006), the Padma Shri (2006), the Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature (2011) and, most recently, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Crossword Book Awards.

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