The legendary ARABIAN NIGHTS consists of 1001 stories including the worlds most famous Tales such as ALLADIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP, ALIBABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES, SEVEN VOYAGES OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR etc.. SULTAN SHEHRYAR - kind considerate and just whose kingdom extended from Turkey to China, due to infidelity of his wife had turned into a beast. He would marry a virgin everyday and with the first rays of the Sun - execute her in the morning. Vazirs Daughter SHEHARZADE decided to make a human of this animal SULTAN SHEHRYAR. She decided to free and bring back womans dignity in the Sultans kingdom. Princess SHEHARZADE decided to marry SULTAN SHEHRYAR - even if she was to be his bride for only one day. Every night she narrated the Sultan one story - full of EASTERN WISDOM full of HUMAN GREATNESS and SACRIFICE - But every morning the story ended at a point which aroused the Sultans curiosity as a child and he wanted to know further the fate of the Magic Lamp or the Forty Thieves or the Genie imprisoned in the Brass bottle - and hence every night SULTAN SHEHRYAR spared PRINCESS SHEHRAZADES life for one more night. This continued for 1001 nights. ARABIAN NIGHTS alias ALIF LAILA alias 1001 NIGHTS has lived through centuries, broken all political barriers and appealed to the old and young alike. ARABIAN NIGHTS has inspired great English writers such as SIR RICHARD BURTON who translated the same in English for Her Majesty - The Queen of England - Queen Victoria.