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Best Stories from the Indian Classics

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This selection from the Panchantantra, Kadambari and Kathasaritsagar encompasses myth, legend, mystery and fantasy. Palace intrigues, power struggles, tragic schisms, resourceful stratagems are delineated with beauty and power in the Panchatantra; Kadambari is studded with uplifting imagery, brilliant descriptions and sensitive depictions of the female psyche and the urgen ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 5th 2008 by The Lotus Collection (first published 1994)
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I am reminded of the kind of stories that my mother told us when we were children. None of the stories here are familiar, but the telling and cadences are similar. The stories in this book seem to cover political, social, love and spiritual matters told through characters such as animals and gods, deities, kings, etc.

It has elements of fantasy, is ethereal, like Aesop's Tales.
An interesting collection of classic Indian tales. The themes in these stories have been present in tales for centuries. It is a chance to read some very old stories that have been passed down in one form or another over the ages. Keeping track of the characters can be a challenge, but the stories evoke vivid descriptions for the mind.
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