The Bhagavat Puran contains many stories about Lord Vishnu that have become a part of Indian folklore. This book comprises a selection of well-known stories from the Bhagavat Puran. It includes the story of King Prithu, from whom the word 'Prithvi' is derived. The story of his illustrious descendant, King Bharata, who reigned over the entire Indian subcontinent and whose kingdom was called Bharatavarsha ('the land of Bharata'), is also narrated here. Apart from keeping children productively occupied, one of the objectives of the books under Mythology and Folk Tales series is to introduce children to the roots of Indian culture, philosophy and tradition. Read the complete range of over I0 books of the series.