Update (8th January 2009): Original scans of 2 ACK added (without any change).
Cinderella - one of the most popular fairy tale of all times.
Most modern retellings of "Cinderella" are based on Perrault's version, and the illustrations show characters dressed in the fashions of his time.
No matter what the differences, they all have one thing at common in the heart. The moral. With Cinderella, one learns that despite being unappreciated and condemned to serving others, as long as you are kind natured and a truly good person, your dreams will come true. Cinderella is one of the most well known and popular fairy tales. Why this is, is a little unclear. Perhaps it is because her story is so straight forward and simple. As with the moral her tale presents; Good things come to good people. Cinderella is forced to become a virtual servant in her own home. Yet she doesn’t complain and does the work diligently. In the end, her loving qualities win over the heart of the Prince and her beauty shines through not only from the outside, but her inner beauty as well. Throughout time, the story of Cinderella has changed very little.
List of some variations on the Cinderella story
Read various versions of Cinderella:
Various versions (online)
Online & download link (Microsoft reader)
Cinderella by the Grimm Brothers
BBC - CBeebies Audio- vedio (online)
Garlapati Tenali Ramakrishna (popularly known as Tenali Raman, Tenali Rama, Ramalingudu and Vikata Kavi) is known as the Birbal of the South.
Tenali Raman was a court-poet & among the eight wise men in King Krishna Deva Raya’s court. Krishna Deva Raya was one of the most famous and successful ruler of Vijaynagar and he ruled between 1509 and 1529, much before even Babar established the Mughal Dynasty. He was the king’s favorite and always managed to triumph over with his wit and intelligence.
Read more about at Raman:
1. Tenali Rama and the Theieves (English)
2. Tenali Raman - Anitmated Humor Stories Here
3. Small Story Tenali Raman 1 (Hindi) Here
2. #118 (#664) King Kusha - A Buddhist Tale
3. #224 (#619) Jataka Tales - Nandi Vishala
Many many thanks to “Ajay Misra” for providing these ACK scans.