One of the best-known Sanskrit classics, Narayana's Hitopadesa is a fascinating collection of animal and human fables augmented with polished verse epigrams and gnomic stanzas, any 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.
Combining his own literary genius with skilful selections and modifications of material from the Pancatantra and a host of other traditional sources, Narayana has created a refreshingly original masterpiece. this excellent new translation faithfully renders the wit and wisdom of the original.
Little is known of Narayana beynd his name. This masterpiece was composed between 800 and 950 AD. Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar was born in Gwailor and educated at the universities of Allahabad and Oxford. He has translated various classics from the Sanskrit, including the stories of the Pancatantra and the plays of Bhasa.
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Descrizione libro Penguin Books, India, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0140249923
Descrizione libro Penguin Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 239 pages. 7.64x5.20x0.71 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0140249923
Descrizione libro Penguin Books, India. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0140249923 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3022386