September 03 , 2009

The Wily Jackal


The Wily Jackal: Folktales from Odisha
by Sailabala Mahapatra

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Folktales are the narratives of mundane traditions of everyday life of a nation or a community. Having hidden precious wisdom of life, they are passed on from one generation to the other for joyful living.

This series, running into four books, contains folktales from Odisha. They not only offer wholesome entertainment to the children, but also provide deep insight into the rich cultural heritage of Odisha. The text is enriched with beautiful illustrations.

About the Author

An author, folklorist and educational activist, Sailabala Mahapatra is a senior teacher in the School Education Department of Odisha, presently posted at Puri. She has six Odia books to her credit. Also she has translated 15 books for children.

Sailabala Mahapatra has presented thematic papers in various prestigious national and international seminars. She has also been associated with several national and international organizations, including National Institute of Open Schooling, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, National Centre for Children's Literature, NCERT, SCERT, SRC (BBSR), Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Directorate of Adult Education, UNICEF, UNESCO, and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, as an expert.

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