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  • 260

    Pages
  • 9780144000791

    ISBN
  • 129 mm

    Width
  • 198 mm

    Height
  • 202 gram

    Weight
  • PAPERBACK

    Binding
  • 7 SEPTEMBER 2005

    Publish Date
  • 16 mm

    Spine Width

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    The ever-popular Book of Good Counsels from ancient India. One of the best-known Sanskrit classics, Narayanas Hitopadesa is a fascinating collection of animal and human fables augmented with polished verse epigrams and gnomic stanzas, many of which have become proverbial. This satirical, often irreverent and sometimes ribald text has been popular for centuries as a compendium of worldly advice on matters ranging from statesmanship and detailed battle plans to personal conduct and marital fidelity. It has also served generations of students as a model of grammatical and metaphorical excellence. In this Garden of Pleasing Stories, as Narayan himself describes it,...  Read More

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