About the Book: Beastly Tales from Here and There From the impish to the brilliantlycomic, Vikram Seth's animalfables in verse can, like Diwalisweets, be enjoyed by young andold alike. Of the ten fables toldhere, two come from India, twofrom China, two from Greece,two from the Ukraine and two, asthe author puts it, 'from the landof Gup'. About the Author: Vikram Seth Vikram Seth is the acclaimed author of threenovels including The Golden Gate and ASuitable Boy, one of the most beloved andwidely read books of recent times. He has alsowritten five books of poetry, an opera libretto,a book of other libretti and two highly regardedworks of non-fiction. He currently divides histime between the UK and India.