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Mystery, Magic and Morals: Looking at themes and ideas in select Indian and Arabic Literature

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.5, No. 2)

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Page : 409-413

Keywords : Arabian nights; Fantasy; Islam; Literature; Panchatantra;

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Arabic and Indian literature and culture are known for their richness and can be traced back to ancient times. Yet these texts written long back, from being passed down orally to becoming bestselling books hold relevance in our lives today. Fairy tales, fables, stories have a major impact on the cognitive development of children and form the major component of children's literature. Even adults find these stories, now even presented to us as series or movies fascinating. Indian and Arabic literature are rich in lingual and intellectual aspects, this paper looks at certain texts and tries to determine how they represent culture and ideology, reminding of cultural commonalities.

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