The Kingdom of Cards, by Rabindranath Tagore

Back on the Tagore podcast trail but slightly out of sequence — in that this the fifth podcast in the series is actually the sixth story from the collection — but I don’t think he’d mind.

The story is about a young prince who leaves his mother to seek fame and fortune and what occurs when he and his friends wash up on a strange island.

The Kolkatta (Calcutta) raised Tagore wrote a lot of these stories when he was managing the family estates in what is now Bangladesh.