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Tales of Ancient India (Phoenix Books)

by J. A. B. van Buitenen

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Book Description: Univ of Chicago Pr, 1959.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
Absolutely yummy! One of my favorites, the stories are fun to read, yet still very Indian-feeling. Stories are also fairly secular and of varying lengths. ( )
  bethlakshmi | Oct 3, 2006 |
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"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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