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The Sage with Two Horns - Unusual Tales from Mythology

Sudha Murty

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Completed on 11 June 2022
ISBN : 9780143442325

Have you heard of the king who sacrificed his own flesh to keep his word to a pigeon? Or about the throne that gives anyone who sits on it the unique ability to dispense justice! And how about the sculptor who managed to make magnificent statues with no hands at all? There’s something for everyone in this collection of tales of wisdom and wit! From quarrels among gods and the follies of great sages to the benevolence of kings and the virtues of ordinary mortals, Sudha Murty spins fresh accounts of lesser-known stories in Indian mythology. Accompanied by fantastical illustrations and narrated in an unassuming fashion, The Sage with Two Horns is sure to delight fans of the beloved storyteller. India’s favorite author, Sudha Murty brings a follow-up to the bestselling Serpent’s Revenge: Unusual Tales from the Mahabharata, The Upside-Down King: Unusual Tales about Rama and Krishna and The Daugher from the Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology. 

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Awesome book and highly recommended. Have you heard of the king who kept his promise to a pigeon by sacrificing his own flesh? Or the throne that bestows upon whoever occupies it the singular power to administer justice! How about the sculptor who created gorgeous statues entirely without using any hands? This collection of witty and wise stories has something for everyone. Sudha Murty spins new narratives of lesser-known tales from Indian mythology, including disputes between gods, the folly of great sages, the kindness of rulers, and the virtues of common humans.

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