ACK-040, 041 & 042-043-044: Cinderella; Raman the matchless wit & Bumper Issue 30- Buddhist Legends

Update (8th January 2009): Original scans of 2 ACK added (without any change).

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An out of print ACK (#2)

Cinderella - one of the most popular fairy tale of all times.

A Cinderella Story Fairy tales evolve over time as they are told from generation to generation. Whether they are passed on by word of mouth or through print. The Greek historian Strabo (Geographica Book 17, 1.33) recorded in the 1st century BC the tale of the Greco-Egyptian girl Rhodopis, which is considered the oldest known version of the story. There are more than 3,000 stories that folklorists ID as "Cinderella variants" worldwide; almost every culture, every nation, has some - native-borrowings by indigenous storytellers who use some of the themes, and some of them more indigenous - with different cultural values embodied.

Oral tradition came to an end when printing presses appeared and scholars began writing down the old stories. Among the earliest of the fairy-tale collectors was a French official, Charles Perrault, born in 1628. He chose the architects for two of the world's most famous buildings, Versailles and the Louvre. For fun, he met with a group of aristocratic women and their children to swap fairy tales. And in 1697 he published a collection of eight fairy tales called Stories, or Tales from Past Times, with Morals, also known as Tales of Mother Goose.

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.

Detail evolution history of this story is available at Wikipedia.

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)

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#226 (#581) - Raman Matchless Wit

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. Kathavarta
2. funonthenet
3. Wikipedia


Watch

1. Tenali Rama and the Theieves (English)



2
. Tenali Raman - Anitmated Humor Stories Here

3. Small Story Tenali Raman 1 (Hindi) Here

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Bumper Issue 30- Buddhist Legends

It contains

1. #218 (#574) Jataka Tales - The Magic Chant

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.

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7 comments:

Apoorva Chandar January 7, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

thanks prabhat...feels great to add these to my collection. once again, i request you give the original scanned links for the benefit of ACK fans.

Anonymous January 7, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

Great way to kick off 2009! Thank you!

Anonymous January 7, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

Great start for 2009. Thanks!

Ankush January 7, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

Thanks for the treasure trove

ruchi January 8, 2009 at 1:37 AM  

wow wow wow wow ...this is a real bonanza..thank you soooooooo much all the contributor and uploader thank you ...and keep up your good work..
god bless you all

pravin January 8, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

i am very thankful to u for ur great efforts . pls put up every ack u have

Prabhat's Books and Comics January 8, 2009 at 1:40 PM  

Dear Friends,
Good news!
1. All rest Bumper issue (34 more i.e. 102 ACK) will be scanned. Ajay offered his services. Thanks AJAY.
2. Ajnaabi will come forward as earlier.
3. An ANONOMUS fan (lives aboard, not wish to open identity) who contributed earlier (check posts), for this blog specially collected many ACK from India. Hats off- friend.
4. Apoorva, a regular visitor, is very actively scanning ACK (these are coming soon).
5. Ashish, who is running a blog will give his ACK scans.

If any new contributor is interested to contribute, pls contact me: prabhat@list.ru I give guarantee your contribution will published here. Exchange of information will help to avoid duplication, so time & energy of yours & others.

Guys I’m not asking to thanks contributors or me, asking to choose. And this is not for me, for you.
A little disappointed to see that only 11 persons are interested in voting. Are rests not interested in reading? When you don’t have choice worry, when you have choice there is silence. I’m famous for multi posting, if rest are not interested can send these to 11 persons. Or can post all once without any details.
When persons don’t have choice, they say we don’t have choice, when have chance not use it. (((:


@Apoorva Chandar: Welcome! I’ll try to follow your demand in future. I’m waiting your version of Bumper Issue 30. Will add link too. :)))

@Anonymous: Welcome!

@Anonymous: Welcome!

@Ankush: Welcome!

@ Ruchi: Welcome! Unable to visit India, but with help friends I’ll able to fulfill my promise to post many ACK. This year many more are coming. I'm hoping it'll be ACKful year.
@Pravin: Welcome! I’ll put every ACK WE have, and together WE have ALMOST all from # 1 to …... You see, not only OUT OF PRINT but rarest (some of #1 to #10) are also available. This project is non commercial, but support & operated by hardcore fans of ACK.

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