Cradle Tales of Hinduism

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Cradle Tales of Hinduism
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Title page
Author Sister Nivedita
Language English
Publisher Longmans
Published in English
Pages 332 pages (paperback)
ISBN 81-85301-93-X

Cradle Tales of Hinduism (1907) is a collection of stories by Sister Nivedita.[1] It is an introduction to Hindu mythology; the stories come from the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and other Hindu sources and are presented as they were told in Indian nurseries.[2]


Nivedita travelled to India in 1898. Josephine MacLeod, a friend and devotee of Swami Vivekananda asked him how best she could help him and got the reply to "Love India". Nivedita wanted to interpret Indian culture to the Western world and so wrote this book.[3]


Stories include–[4]


  1. ^ Cosmo Publication (May 1, 2002). Eminent Orientalist: Indian, American and European. Cosmo Publications. pp. 211–. ISBN 978-81-7755-027-6. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Author's Preface to Cradle Tales of Hinduism: The book is described as "a collection of genuine Indian nursery-tales".
  3. ^ G. S Banhatti (January 1, 1995). Life And Philosophy Of Swami Vivekananda. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. pp. 37–. ISBN 978-81-7156-291-6. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cradle Tales of Hinduism". (website). Retrieved October 12, 2012. 

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