Two new children's anthologies narrate tales about Indian royals, mythology

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New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) Two new children's books of 15-odd stories gives readers a peek into the kingdoms, courts, palaces and battlefields of royals, who shaped the values of India and made their place forever in the country's epics, legends and history.

"The Queen Who Ruled the Waves" and "The King Who Turned into a Serpent", written by authors Indira Ananthakrishnan and Sudha Madhavan, respectively, aim to take "history close to the heart of the readers". Both are published by Hachette India.

Both the books bring to light the little-known facets of the extraordinary rulers and mythological characters, including Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Krishnadevaraya, Rani Abbakka, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Yudhishthira, Nahusha and Bhoja, among others.