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Tales from the Kathasaritsagara

by Somadeva

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Penguin Classics

ContributionsWendy Doniger (Foreword), Arshia Sattar (Introduction, Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7355379M
ISBN 100140446982
ISBN 109780140446982
OCLC/WorldCa36387453

The original Kathasaritsagara runs into several volumes, and this book is a selection of the stories. Each chapter has a framing story, within which is another, within which is another, and so on. This gives the narrative a flow and continuity, like a river’s tributaries flowing into the sea.   If I scan the book shelves, the titles printed on the spines are all familiar to me. There are many of them and each contains stories, lives, knowledge, experiences, adventures, meetings. In the eleventh century CE, the poet Somadeva wrote in Kashmir a collection of stories he named Kathasaritsagara.

Kathasaritsagara (Ocean of rivers of stories) is a famous 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales as retold by a Saivite Brahmin named Somadeva. Nothing is known about the author other than that his father’s name was Ramadevabatta. The work was compiled for the entertainment of the queen Suryamati, wife of king Anantadeva of Kashmir (CE ). See my compilation of forty rare Kathasaritsagara quotes. I think it’s the first attempt on the web in this kind to introduce some of the jewels from Kathasaritsagara, the collection of Indian fairy tales, folk tales, and Indian legends. Kathasaritsagara takes you through captivating fairy tales of Kings, Queens, ancient kingdoms, Hindu myths.

The Kathāsaritsāgara ("Ocean of the Streams of Stories") is a famous 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales as retold in Sanskrit by a Shaiva named Somadeva.. Kathasaritsagara is said to have been adopted from Guṇāḍhya's Brihatkatha, which was written in a poorly-understood language known as work is no longer extant but several later. Contents of this online book (+ / -) The full text of the Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book.


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Kathasaritsagara ("ocean of the streams of stories") is a famous 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales as retold by a Saivite Brahmin named Somadeva. Nothing is known about the author other than that his father's name was Ramadevabatta/5. Tales From The Kathasaritasagara, is a translation provided by the author Arshia Sattar.

Unlike the texts of its time, the collection of stories featured in this book do not offer any moral principles or rules of adherence. Instead, the stories are presented as a celebration of life on earth.2/5(1). Tales from the Kathasaritsagara (Penguin Classics) Paperback – June 1, by Somadeva (Author), Arshia Sattar (Translator, Introduction), Wendy Doniger (Foreword) & out of 5 stars 23 ratings.

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Legend has it that Somadeva composed the Kathasaritasagara for queen Suryavati, wife of King Anantadeva who ruled Kashmir in the eleventh century. The stories in this book are retold from ten of the eighteen. Kathasaritsagara ("ocean of the streams of stories") is a famous 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales as retold by a Saivite Brahmin named g is known about the author other than that his father's name was Ramadevabatta/5(7).

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Legend has it that Somadeva composed the Kathasaritasagara for Queen Suryavati, wife of King Anantadeva who ruled Kashmir in the eleventh century.

If I scan the book shelves, the titles printed on the spines are all familiar to me. There are many of them and each contains stories, lives, knowledge, experiences, adventures, meetings.

In the eleventh century CE, the poet Somadeva wrote in Kashmir a collection of stories he named Kathasaritsagara. These are just some of the many tales that make up Somadeva's Kathasaritsagara, a classic work of Sanskrit literature that is full of memorable characters.

Within the pages of this book, you will encounter demons and demi-gods, faithful guards and foolish villagers, golden swans, magic pots and even automatons made of wood.

Kathasaritsagara (Ocean of rivers of stories) is a famous 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales as retold by a Saivite. The Kathá Sarit Ságara; or, Ocean of the Streams of Story by Somadeva Bhatta. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec. - Buy Tales from the Kathasaritasagara book online at best prices in India on Read Tales from the Kathasaritasagara book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(36).

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Editions for Tales from the Kathasaritsagara: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in. A few days ago, sitting in a public library in Nagpur, I was flipping through the pages of an enchanting book written by Arshia Sattar incalled Tales from the Kathāsaritsāgara.

Sattar is a renowned Indian scholar, translator and writer, known particularly for her interest in South Asian languages. Her body of works includes The Ramayana of Valmiki, Kishkindha Tales, and Pampa. Tales from the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva.

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