Jataka Tales

Ellen C. BABBITT (1872 - )

Jataka Tales form a part of the collective Indian Fairy tales with the only distinction that most of Jataka Tales have a moral. These are famous children stories and some of the stories like the "the turtle who couldn't stop talking" and "the King's White Elephant" are so famous that they are enacted as short plays in schools and are cited as an example in daily conversations. All the stories in this collective work have a moral, most likely being narrated by an animal.(Summary by sidhu177)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - PUBLISHER’S NOTE Lucas Boulding
00:03:02
Play 01 01 - THE MONKEY AND THE CROCODILE Elizabeth Ramsey
00:04:34
Play 02 02 - HOW THE TURTLE SAVED HIS OWN LIFE rookieblue
00:02:48
Play 03 03 - THE MERCHANT OF SERI Etel Buss
00:05:44
Play 04 04 - THE TURTLE WHO COULDN'T STOP TALKING Dawn
00:02:04
Play 05 05 - THE OX WHO WON THE FORFEIT Dawn
00:03:31
Play 06 06 - THE SANDY ROAD Susan Morin
00:06:50
Play 07 07 - THE QUARREL OF THE QUAILS Lucas Boulding
00:03:19
Play 08 08 - THE MEASURE OF RICE Lucas Boulding
00:03:50
Play 09 09 - THE FOOLISH, TIMID RABBIT Lucas Boulding
00:03:35
Play 10 10 - THE WISE AND THE FOOLISH MERCHANT Kathrine Engan
00:07:37
Play 11 11 - THE ELEPHANT GIRLY-FACE Kathrine Engan
00:03:07
Play 12 12 - THE BANYAN DEER Linda Dougherty
00:03:35
Play 13 13 - THE PRINCES AND THE WATER-SPRITE Susan Morin
00:06:55
Play 14 14 - THE KING'S WHITE ELEPHANT KathleenLarberg
00:02:37
Play 15 15 - THE OX WHO ENVIED THE PIG KathleenLarberg
00:01:41
Play 16 16 - GRANNY'S BLACKIE Susan Morin
00:05:39
Play 17 17 - THE CRAB AND THE CRANE Susan Morin
00:07:26
Play 18 18 - WHY THE OWL IS NOT KING OF THE BIRDS Susan Morin
00:03:36