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Andrew Lang: The Jogi's Punishment

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio (1889) and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia (1893), and wrote numerous historical texts.

The Jogi's Punishment is an Indian fairy tale, a Punjabi story Andrew Lang included it in The Lilac Fairy Book. The plot follows a young princess, the rajah’s only child. She was betrothed the prince of neighboring kingdom, whom she never knew. Once she met a jogi. The jogi was attracted to the princess the same instant. He started to want her dreadfully. This obsession took them through all the ordeals of a passion unshared. Will this story end bitter?

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