Bradley-Birt. Bengal Fairy Tales

Today's free book is Bengal Fairy Tales by F. B. Bradley-Birt, with illustrations by Abanindranath Tagore. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

You can read one of the stories from this book here: The Petrified Mansion.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.




1 The Four Riddles: page image
2 Padmalochan, The Weaver: page image
3 Budhibanta, The Boy Weaver: page image
4 Khoodeh, The Youngest Born: page image
5 Luckhinarain, The Idiot: page image
6 The Four Swindlers: page image
7 Katmanush, or The Human Being who Was Made of Wood: page image
8 The Wily Brahmin: page image
9 Hati Sing, or The Vanquisher of an Elephant: page image
10 The Country of Swindlers: page image
11 The Man who Was Enriched by Accident: page image
12 Strange Friends in Time of Need: page image
13 Lakshmi's Gift: page image
14 The Redeeming Power of the Ganges: page image
15 Madhumala, The Wreath of Sweetness: page image
16 Pushpamala, The Wreath of Flowers: page image
17 Malanchamala, The Wreath in a Flower Garden: page image
18 Kanchanmala, The Golden Wreath: page image
19 Shankha, The Garland of Shells: page image
20 Princess Kalabutti: page image
21 The Seven Brothers who Were Turned into Champa Trees: page image
22 Sheet and Basanta: page image
23 Kirunmala, or The Wreath of Light: page image
24 Blue Lotus and Red Lotus: page image
25 Dalimkumar: page image
26 A Stick of Gold and a Stick of Silver: page image
27 Jackal, The Schoolmaster: page image
28 Humility Rewarded and Pride Punished: page image
29 A Brahmin and His Wife: page image
30 The Petrified Mansion (I've transcribed this one)
31 A True Friend: page image

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