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A Story From: Pakistan
Read Time: ["10 to 15mins"]
For Ages: 5 to 7yrs., 8 to 10yrs.

A prince sets out to discover why every night his bride returns home.
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"The Loveliest Hair in the Land" is based on "Dorani" from The Olive Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang (Longmans, Green & Co., Ltd., London: 1907) pp. 188-197.

Adapted by Elaine Lindy. ©1998. All rights reserved.


This story is sourced to the Punjab region, an historic area located primarily in present-day Pakistan though it reaches parts of northwestern India. The Punjabi region is best known by five great rivers that traverse it: The Indus River and its tributaries, the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi and the Sutlej rivers.