Arabian Night tales-Alif Laila APK

The Great tales of Arabian Nights : Short stories from the book of 1001 nights

Version2.1 (9)
UpdatedJun 16, 2017 (3 years ago)
DeveloperThink Tank Labs
CategoryApps, Books & Reference

Download the Arabian Nights stories and know about a exotic and be-charming stories of the 1001 nights. The app has the following features :

1. Collection of the Arabian Nights short stories
2. Nights Mode feature to enable better reading in low light environment
3. Audio feature wherein you can listen to the stories
4. Read the stories in multiple languages

The Arabian Nights is one of the greatest works of the world, especially in the field of child literature. Most of the compositions are collections of mythology of ancient India, Iran and Arab countries. The stories are full of imaginative, talismanic and magical events.

Even though written many centuries ago, the stories are quite entertaining and amazingly beautiful.They are enchanting to all age groups from small children to adults and are revered by all.

One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: كِتَاب أَلْف لَيْلَة وَلَيْلَة‎‎ kitāb ʾalf layla wa-layla) (known in English as the Arabian Nights) is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.

The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Mesopotamian, Indian, Jewish and Egyptian folklore and literature.

What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār (from Persian: شهريار‎‎, meaning "king" or "sovereign") and his wife Scheherazade (from Persian: شهرزاد‎‎, possibly meaning "of noble lineage").

The main frame story concerns Shahryār, whom the narrator calls a "Sasanian king" ruling in "India and China". He is shocked to discover that his brother's wife is unfaithful; discovering his own wife's infidelity has been even more flagrant, he has her executed. In his bitterness and grief, he decides that all women are the same. Shahryār begins to marry a succession of girls only to execute each one the next morning, before she has a chance to dishonour him. Eventually the vizier, whose duty it is to provide them, cannot find any more girls. Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter, offers herself as the next bride and her father reluctantly agrees. On the night of their marriage, Scheherazade begins to tell the king a tale, but does not end it. The king, curious about how the story ends, is thus forced to postpone her execution in order to hear the conclusion. The next night, as soon as she finishes the tale, she begins (and only begins) a new one, and the king, eager to hear the conclusion of this tale, postpones her execution once again. So it goes on for 1,001 nights.

The stories in the app are as follows :

1) Shariar and Scheherazade - The beginning
2) The Merchant and the Genie
3) The First Old Man with the Hind
4) The Second Old Man with Two Black Dogs
5) The Fisherman
6) The Greek King and the Physician Douban
7) The Husband and the Parrot
8) The Vizir Who Was Punished
9) The Young King of the Black Isles
10) The Three Kalendars, Sons of Kings, and of Five Ladies of Baghdad
11) The First Kalendar, Son of a King
12) The Second Kalendar, Son of a King
13) The Envious Man
14) Story of the Third Kalendar, Son of a King
15) The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the sailor
16) Sinbad's First Voyage
17) Sinbad's Second Voyage
18) Sinbad's Third Voyage
19) Sinbad's Fourth Voyage
20) Sinbad's Fifth Voyage
21) Sinbad's Sixth Voyage
22) Sinbad's Seventh and Last Voyage
23) The Little Hunchback
24) The Barber's Fifth Brother
25) The Barber's Sixth Brother
26) Prince Camaralzaman and the Princess Badoura
27) Noureddin and the Fair Persian
28) Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
29) The Adventures of Haroun-al-Raschid
30) The Blind Baba-Abdalla
31) The Story of Sidi-Nouman
32) The Story of Ali Colia, Merchant of Baghdad
33) The Enchanted Horse
34) The Story of the three Sisters

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