The King and the Kiang
Shalini Biswajit
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
tales around India Sikkim nature and wildlife
picture book, fantasy


The King and the Kiang is a breathtaking story of a young strange girl called Kunzang with wild red hair, crimson eyes and magical powers. 

Set in the deep valley of Yumthang in Sikkim, Kunzang, who is considered by the people in the valley as Nature’s wild child, wanders carefree through the beautiful forest on her graceful Kiang, creating a picture of unrestrained beauty. Her wild hair and the Kiangs magnificent mane are the same color as the rhododendrons that grow everywhere in the valley. There is a deep rooted belief amongst the dwellers of the valley that one look of kindness from Kunzang would make all wishes come true. In order to find out what happens when the powerful King Bhu-pen decides to capture her, read on for you will definitely not be disappointed.

The illustrations bring the colours of Sikkim hillsides alive. A fusion of impression and dramatic colouring the pictures are sure to captivate the interest of the reader and take them through this powerful story utterly engaged and engrossed. b
A story that brings out the beauty of the Indian countryside along with the deep beliefs of the people who live there, a must read for those who love nature and myths surrounding it

This book is also available in: Hindi, Gujrati, Marathi, Bangla, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada.
Reviewed by Priyamvada Das