Tales of Ancient India (Phoenix Books) by J. A. B. van Buitenen

By J. A. B. van Buitenen

"This admirably produced and well-translated quantity of reports from the Sanskrit takes the Western reader into one of many Golden a long time of India. . . . the realm during which the stories are set is one that positioned a top rate upon slickness and guile as aids to luck. . . . retailers, aristocrats, Brahmins, thieves and courtesans mingle with vampires, demi-gods and the hierarchy of heaven in a sequence of energetic or passionate adventures. The assets of the person tales are sincerely indicated; the entire remedy is scholarly with no being arid."—The occasions Literary Supplement

"Fourteen stories from India, newly translated with a terse and colourful effectiveness. those stories will entice any reader who enjoys motion, suspense, characterization, and suspension of disbelief within the supernatural."—The Personalist

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