Robin Hood News-Line:

Robin Hood heads east to the Punjab!

In his newly published first book, writer and broadcaster, Billy Babu, re-routes the traditional tale of Robin Hood into the Punjab region of Northern India.

"Rubinder Hood: Prince of Chors (Punjabi for thief)" adapts several stories about the English folklore hero and gives them a different multi-cultural twist! Maid Marian is re-named Mere Merion and the Sheriff becomes the Sharif of Not-eating-ham ! The author says that the idea of transporting the traditional legend into Indian culture came about through a conversation with his late mother.

The book is just the latest example of the global attraction the Robin Hood story has for writers and how the legendary tales can be re-told to appeal to a new audience and help ensure their continued popularity.