Cinderella

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Stories of ancient India

By |2017-07-20T17:16:54-07:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|

Harappan Seal One of the earliest known writing systems came from India, probably around 2500 BC. Unfortunately, nobody can read the Harappan writing yet. But we know people were using this writing to mark their property, so other people couldn't steal it, and to keep track of things. The writing was in pictographs, like Egyptian hieroglyphs. [...]

Dushyanta and Shakuntala – Cinderella in India

By |2019-06-16T08:39:24-07:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|

Ganges river - wider and slower than the Indus More about the Indian Cinderella Well, King Dushyanta had forgotten all about his wife Shakuntala, because of the curse. The beginning of this story More Indian stories All our India articles Shakuntala goes to look for her husband So he never sent for her, while she gave birth [...]

Cinderella in India – Mahabharata

By |2019-04-04T06:02:10-07:00July 20th, 2017|India|

Indian woman from the Mauryan period (ca. 200 BC), about the time of this Cinderella story How old is the story of Cinderella? This story comes from the Sanskrit epic poem the Mahabharata. Story-tellers were probably telling this story at least by 500 BC, during the Vedic period, and somebody wrote it down by 300 BC or so. This [...]

Cinderella Story from Ancient Egypt

By |2019-04-04T20:43:26-07:00June 17th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Literature|

Straw flip-flops from ancient Egypt Where did this story come from? The West Asian writer Strabo wrote down this Egyptian version of the Cinderella story. He wrote it in Greek, around the time of Jesus, a few hundred years after the Indian version in the Mahabharata. Had he heard something about the Indian [...]

Cinderella in China – Medieval Chinese Story

By |2019-04-05T04:46:51-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, Literature|

How old is China's Cinderella story? Tuan Cheng-Shih wrote a version of the Cinderella story during the T'ang Dynasty, about 700 AD. The T'ang Dynasty More Chinese stories and poems All our China articles Did they get this story from the Mahbharata? It may be a retelling of an earlier Indian version from the Hindu [...]