Tales of Ancient India

Van Buitenen J A B
This admirably produced and well-translated volume of stories from the Sanskrit takes the Western reader into one of the Golden Ages of India. . . . The world in which the tales are set is one which placed a premium upon slickness and guile as aids to success. . .... Read More
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$31.00
This admirably produced and well-translated volume of stories from the Sanskrit takes the Western reader into one of the Golden Ages of India. . . . The world in which the tales are set is one which placed a premium upon slickness and guile as aids to success. . . . Merchants, aristocrats, Brahmins, thieves and courtesans mingle with vampires, demi-gods and the hierarchy of heaven in a series of lively or passionate adventures. The sources of the individual stories are clearly indicated; the whole treatment is scholarly without being arid.--The Times Literary Supplement

Fourteen tales from India, newly translated with a terse and vibrant effectiveness. These tales will appeal to any reader who enjoys action, suspense, characterization, and suspension of disbelief in the supernatural.--The Personalist

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226846474
ISBN-13 9780226846477
GTIN-13 9780226846477
GTIN-14 09780226846477
Series Phoenix Books
Author Van Buitenen J A B
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 267
Publication Date Jul 14, 1969
Dimension 5.5 in 8.5 in 0.8 in