This book is the latest in our attempt to make literature in Indian languages available to a national audience through translation. Tiger Fry and other tales is a collection of stories selected and translated from the original Bangla title Choddo Pidim (The Fourteen Lamps) by Gauri Dharmapal. Set both in rural and semi-urban settings, these stories bring together animal and human characters. The first story is about a small boy who wants to eat a tiger fry and what happens when he bites into the miniature paneer tiger he is given to eat. The second story highlights the friendship between two tiny creatures, a honey bee and a black ant, while the last one is a more conventional tale of a woodcutter outwitting a couple of tigers.