Great Indian Classics


India has a rich and glorious literary history, stretching back more than 25 centuries. This special collection includes 22 gems from the treasure chest of Indian literature. The book goes all the way back to Kalidasa’s timeless plays and Sanskrit romances from the Gupta period, to Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novels and the works of Kannada and Punjabi writers like Masti Venkatesha Iyengar and Bhai Vir Singh.

This collector’s edition comes with exclusive special pages containing extra facts about the authors, the places or dynasties they belonged to, and the time period they were part of.



This book helps you revisit the legendary lyrical romance work of Kalidas through the narratives of Shakuntala and King Dushyanta, Malavika and King Agnimitra, and Urvashi and King Pururavas. Each story is taken from a play originally written in Sanskrit to provide the best classic stories for kids.

The book also encompasses English narration of various Sanskrit Classics including Udayana Ratnavali, Nagananda, and Vasantasena. Some of these stories are weaved along with mythologies of Buddhism and Hinduism. These classic stories take exciting turns with a mix of politics, romance, and emotions making it one of the most interesting classic books to read.

The literary work of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay which was banned by the British government in 1882 is also included in this collection. This classic book contains adapted versions of four famous plays viz. Devi Choudhurani, Anandamath, Raj Singh, and Kapala Kundala.

Apart from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Independence movement gave rise to some of India’s best writers such as Michael Madhusudhan Dutt, Rabindranath Tagore, Subramanya Bharathi, Sarojini Naidu, among others. The Great Indian Classics has a compilation of their masterpieces too.

The Great Indian Classics provides an assortment of interesting classic stories for kids. It is one of the best classic books to read. The colourful graphics and comic style narrative makes it even more fun to read. The Great Indian Classics is a must-have coffee-table book for every household.


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