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The Kidnapping of Amir Hamza
From the Hamzanama

by Mamta Dalal Mangaldas and Saker Mistri

An exciting tale from the Hamzanama, a Persian epic. It was a favourite of Emperor Akbar.
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Category: Art, Children's Books, Literature
Tags: kidnapping, Persian epic, warrior, adventure
 
IN STOCK
216 x 280 mm | 8.5 x 11 in
Hardcover | 56 pages
42 colour illustrations
ISBN:
978-81-88204-84-7 (Mapin)
978-0-944142-86-8 (Grantha)?
 
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Rs.395.00  | $16.95  | £11.95  | €13.00
 
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Table of contents

The Red Bundle

Umar Sets Sail

A Room in the Caravanserai

The Contest

Shahrashob Arrives in Takaw

The Walk to Prison

Umar Lost at Sea

A Dangerous Mission

Victory in Takaw

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Description

The Kidnapping of Amir Hamza is an exciting tale from the Hamzanama, a Persian epic. The brave warrior Hamza is kidnapped from the shores of the Caspian Sea by the evil Shahrashob and held captive in the kingdom of his arch enemy Malik Argus, the King of Takaw.

The adventure takes us through the seas, via caravanserais and delightful gardens with chinar trees; on boats, magical horses and camels, recounting the events that lead to Hamza's victory over the wicked Malik Argus. A range of characters join hands in helping their beloved Amir Hamza.

This tale was a favourite of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. The lavish illustrations are from the Hamzanama that had taken nearly 100 artists over 15 years to prepare for the king.

About the Authors

Mamta Dalal Mangaldas loves reading children's books and understanding how children learn. She has conducted museum workshops to introduce art to children.

Saker Mistri is a speech pathologist and museum educator. She has developed museum programmes for children and contributed to travel and art publications.

Additional Information

International edition

 
 

Praise

"The story is a retelling but as gripping and entertaining as the original."
The Hindu

"Having finished this beautifully produced book, I can only hope the authors will retell further stories from the Hamzanama. Highly recommended."
Marco Antonio Abarca, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

 

 

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