The World’s Story Volume II: India, Persia, Mesopotamia and Palestine

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This is the second volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part II include India, Siam, Afghanistan, Persia, Mesopotamia and Palestine. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for Sakoontala, or the lost ring:
King: Tomas Peter
First Attendant: Eva Davis
Second Attendant: TJ Burns
Child: lorda
Sakoontala: Monika M.C.
Matali: DrPGould
Kasyapa: ToddHW
Aditi: Sandra Schmit
Pupil: Nemo
Narrator: Sonia

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Poetry, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: World's Story

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The pastimes of an Assyrian King, Painting, Frontispiece Sonia
00:02:25
Play 02 India Part I: The coming of the Aryans: historical note Sonia
00:01:57
Play 03 Hymn to Indra and Soma, from the Rig-Veda Sonia
00:02:27
Play 04 The people whom the Aryans found in India, by Sir William Wilson Hunter Sonia
00:10:40
Play 05 Savitri's choice, from the Mahabharata, rewritten by Elizabeth A. Reed Availle
00:28:56
Play 06 India Part II: Buddha and his teachings: historical note Monika M. C.
00:01:40
Play 07 The life of Buddha, by Sir William Wilson Hunter Monika M. C.
00:09:50
Play 08 Stories of Buddha, by Sir Edwin Arnold Monika M. C.
00:20:51
Play 09 Karma: a story of Buddhist ethics, by Paul Carus April6090
00:31:48
Play 10 India Part III: A group of folklore stories: historical note April6090
00:01:14
Play 11 Right and might, by Katherine Neville Fleeson Nemo
00:03:43
Play 12 The man in the Moon, by Katherine Neville Fleeson Nemo
00:02:50
Play 13 The legend of the rice, by Katherine Neville Fleeson DrPGould
00:01:32
Play 14 The lord Krishna and the lapwing's nest, by Margaret E. Noble RajVO
00:01:29
Play 15 The peacock and the tortoise, by John Christian Tomas Peter
00:02:48
Play 16 Let's see on which side the camel sits, by John Christian April6090
00:01:13
Play 17 The washerman and the donkey, by John Christian RajVO
00:04:19
Play 18 The seven weavers and the field of flax, by John Christian RajVO
00:01:26
Play 19 Some Indian proverbs DrPGould
00:00:58
Play 20 India Part IV: India in days of yore: historical note RajVO
00:01:38
Play 21 Alexander the Great in India, by Plutarch Kevin Stewart
00:15:14
Play 22 Interior of the temple of Vimala Sah, Photograph p. 90 RajVO
00:03:03
Play 23 The rock edicts of Asoka, by Vincent A. Smith Availle
00:12:55
Play 24 Poems by King Bhartrihari DrPGould
00:01:27
Play 25 Sakoontala, or the lost ring, by Kalidasa Group 00:19:46
Play 26 India Part V: The Mogul conquest: historical note RajVO
00:02:23
Play 27 Prince with attendants in a garden, Indian painting p. 114 RajVO
00:03:03
Play 28 The peacock throne of the great mogul, Shah Jehan, by Jean Baptiste Tavernier Jim Locke
00:06:30
Play 29 The Taj Mahal, the most beautiful tomb in the World, by Bayard Taylor ToddHW
00:16:32
Play 30 On the march with Aurungzebe, by François Bernier Jim Locke
00:27:51
Play 31 Women of the palace at play, Indian painting p. 142 Nemo
00:02:33
Play 32 The decline of the Mogul empire, by Thomas Babington Macaulay Kevin Stewart
00:09:09
Play 33 India Part VI: India becomes a British province: historical note Sonia
00:03:06
Play 34 How Robert Clive defended Arcot, by Thomas Babington Macaulay Jim Locke
00:11:23
Play 35 The black hole of Calcutta, by Thomas Babington Macaulay Kevin Stewart
00:09:22
Play 36 The impeachment of Warren Hastings, by Thomas Babington Macaulay Jim Locke
00:14:10
Play 37 Indian customs and manners in 1840, by Hon. Mountstuart Elphinestone Jim Locke
00:22:22
Play 38 The relief of Lucknow, by Robert Traill Spence Lowell alanmapstone
00:04:53
Play 39 Jessie's Dream, painting p. 180 Jim Locke
00:01:44
Play 40 When Queen Victoria became empress of India, by Field-Marshal Lord Roberts Jim Locke
00:13:46
Play 41 India Part VII: The India of to-day: historical note Jim Locke
00:01:52
Play 42 What is caste ?, by Sir William Wilson Hunter Jim Locke
00:05:36
Play 43 The amusements of an eastern king, by a member of the household of Nussir-u-deen, late king of Oude Jim Locke
00:08:59
Play 44 An idol car with stone wheels, photograph p. 200 Jim Locke
00:02:41
Play 45 How the Mohammedans keep the festival of the Mohurrim, by a member of the household of Nussir-u-deen, late king of Oude Jim Locke
00:28:49
Play 46 Sunday in the British army in India, by Rev. Arthur Male Jim Locke
00:15:24
Play 47 Camp life in India, by Sir Monier Monier-Williams Jim Locke
00:17:10
Play 48 The towers of silence, by Sir Monier Monier-Williams Jim Locke
00:19:05
Play 49 The last voyage, painting p. 245 Jim Locke
00:02:04
Play 50 Fables by Ramakrishna, a Brahman saint of to-day Jim Locke
00:06:26
Play 51 The coronation Durbar of 1911, by John Finnemore Jim Locke
00:19:51
Play 52 Siam: historical note Jim Locke
00:01:40
Play 53 The reception of a white elephant, by Mrs. A. H. Leonowens Jim Locke
00:11:57
Play 54 The white elephant, by Heinrich Heine Jim Locke
00:04:27
Play 55 Afghanistan: historical note Jim Locke
00:01:35
Play 56 "The hill of bones", by Rev. Arthur Male April6090
00:14:24
Play 57 Persia Part I: The mighty empire: historical note Jim Locke
00:02:07
Play 58 Sohrab's last contest, by Matthew Arnold Jim Locke
00:16:23
Play 59 When Cyrus the Great was a boy, by Xenophon DrPGould
00:13:24
Play 60 Croesus showing Solon his treasures, painting p. 302 Tomas Peter
00:01:50
Play 61 How Cyrus the Great won the land of gold, by Jacob Abbott Jim Locke
00:46:17
Play 62 The seven sleepers of Ephesus, in the land of Lydia, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Jim Locke
00:06:46
Play 63 King Darius and the flying Scythians, by Herodotus; retold by Alfred J. Church Jim Locke
00:22:39
Play 64 How Xerxes set out to conquer Greece, by Herodotus DrPGould
00:27:38
Play 65 Persia Part II: Days of decline: historical note Chris Fields
00:01:39
Play 66 The last king of Persia, by Plutarch Farnood
00:25:16
Play 67 The family of Darius at the feet of Alexander the Great, painting p. 368 J. M. Smallheer
00:01:54
Play 68 Dara, by James Russell Lowell Tomas Peter
00:04:40
Play 69 The building of the bridge of Tus, by Elizabeth A. Reed Farnood
00:11:14
Play 70 Little stories from Sadi, a Persian author of the Twelfth Century DrPGould
00:04:42
Play 71 Persia Part III: Stories of modern Persia: historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:20
Play 72 Poe's tales at the Persian court, by Wilfrid Sparroy Tomas Peter
00:13:07
Play 73 The prince who lost his book, by Wilfrid Sparroy Kevin Stewart
00:08:36
Play 74 The food of the royal tutor, by Wilfrid Sparroy Kevin Stewart
00:08:41
Play 75 A Persian wedding, by Charles James Wills Farnood
00:18:57
Play 76 The Persian bazaars, by Eustache de Lorey and Douglas Sladen Farnood
00:15:31
Play 77 New Year's calls and gifts, by Samuel G. Wilson April6090
00:26:56
Play 78 Persia Part IV: How things are done in Persia: historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:00:52
Play 79 How the Persians build a house, by S. G. W. Benjamin Kara Shallenberg
00:03:23
Play 80 The audience chamber of the shah, by S. G. W. Benjamin yaelh
00:02:48
Play 81 How to make calls, by S. G. W. Benjamin yaelh
00:06:24
Play 82 Making a present to an official, by S. G. W. Benjamin yaelh
00:02:23
Play 83 Getting a glass of milk, by S. G. W. Benjamin April6090
00:01:22
Play 84 How a Persian Mohammedan says his prayers, by Rev. S. G. Wilson TJ Burns
00:05:01
Play 85 Mesopotamia Part I: The kingdoms of Chaldaea and Assyria: historical note DrPGould
00:01:50
Play 86 The Chaldaeans and their wars, by Diodorus the Sicilian DrPGould
00:07:33
Play 87 How the Chaldaeans wrote books, by G. Maspero Sonia
00:07:57
Play 88 The tower of Babel, by Sir David Lyndsay Devorah Allen
00:02:44
Play 89 The lion hunt, Assyrian bas-relief p. 474 J. M. Smallheer
00:02:01
Play 90 How the Assyrians and Babylonians lived, by A. H. Sayce DrPGould
00:14:39
Play 91 The destruction of Sennacherib, by Lord Byron Nemo
00:03:05
Play 92 Mesopotamia Part II: Babylon the magnificent: historical note TJ Burns
00:02:26
Play 93 How Semiramis built Babylon, by Diodorus the Sicilian Sandra Schmit
00:10:34
Play 94 The make-believe elephants of Semiramis, by Diodorus the Sicilian April6090
00:12:41
Play 95 Daniel the fearless, from the Old Testament Ellen Murphy
00:11:08
Play 96 Belshazzar, by Heinrich Heine Sandra Schmit
00:02:47
Play 97 The fall of Babylon, by Jacob Abbott realisticspeakers
00:30:37
Play 98 Palestine Part I: In Old Testament times: historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:20
Play 99 The journey to the promised land Talie Hass
00:30:10
Play 100 The shepherd boy who became king Talie Hass
00:23:51
Play 101 The story of King Solomon Farnood
00:18:36
Play 102 Stories from the Talmud yaelh
00:13:26
Play 103 The destruction of Jerusalem, by Flavius Josephus, simplified by William Shepard Devorah Allen
00:07:11
Play 104 Jeremiah at the fall of Jerusalem, painting p. 582 Larry Wilson
00:02:00
Play 105 Palestine Part II: A Roman province: historical note Larry Wilson
00:01:10
Play 106 On the morning of Christ's nativity, by John Milton Larry Wilson
00:11:35
Play 107 The burning of the temple, by Flavius Josephus, simplified by William Shepard Devorah Allen
00:11:30
Play 108 Palestine Part III: The crusades: historical note Sonia
00:01:26
Play 109 ''God willeth it !'', by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot Sonia
00:10:32
Play 110 The crusaders before Jerusalem, painting p. 610 Sonia
00:01:52
Play 111 The tearing down of England's flag, by Sir Walter Scott DrPGould
00:14:21
Play 112 The children's crusade, by Eva March Tappan April6090
00:05:07
Play 113 The children's crusade, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tomas Peter
00:01:38
Play 114 St. Louis as a prisoner, by Joseph François Michaud Sonia
00:12:49