Epicurious: The Greatest Epics and Classics from India and around the World

Sreelata Menon


Bloodthirsty demons and dragons snarling and spouting fire.

Powerful gods swooping in to defend their fearsome heroes with blood-curdling ferocity.

Ships being tossed about in terrible storms, perilous battles fought back-to-back, the rise and fall of cities and nations, and bouts of betrayal, war and tragedy.

Now you can spin the wheel of time and be enchanted by more than 40 such famous ancient epics from Greece, England, France, Italy, Finland, Iran, Japan and many other cultures and countries, besides India, of course! From The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Argonautica to Beowulf, Paradise Lost and The Faerie Queene, from The Divine Comedy, The Aeneid and The Metamorphoses to The Shahnameh, The Kalevala and The Epic of Gilgamesh, and from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Raghuvamsha to Silappadikaram, Kumarasambhavam and Jivaka Chintamani, these classic tales of super adventures take you to faraway lands of wonder where danger lurks round every bend, evil is a no-no, heroism a byword, duty a given and goodness a must.

Retold with drama and humour for young readers, Epicurious breathes life into the longest-living and thrilling chronicles of the past.

PLUS: Fun facts, trivia and much more!

  • Classification : Classics
  • Pub Date : MAY 22, 2023
  • Imprint : Hachette India Children's Books
  • Page Extent : 296
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789393701930
  • Price : INR 499

Sreelata Menon

Is there a child ever born who is not curious? So, to capture their imagination, Sreelata Menon hopes to not only introduce them to the rich cultural and historical heritage of our inherited past, but also to inspire and tickle their fancy with magical stories from our ancient and famous mythologies.

With more than a dozen books for children to her credit, Sreelata Menon, an unashamed history buff, writes on anything and everything, and can be reached at




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