Tales from the Kathasaritasagara

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140247213: Tales from the Kathasaritasagara

The vast ocean of stories that influenced storytelling the world over The Kathasaritasagara is said to have been compiled by a Kashmiri Saivite Brahmin called Somadeva in AD 1070, although the date has not been conclusively established. 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 books of the original Kathasaritasagara. The most remarkable feature of the Kathasaritasagara is that unlike other texts of the time, it offers no moral conclusions, no principles to live by and is throughout a celebration of earthly life. The tale of Naravahanadatta, the prince of the vidyadharas, the sky-dwellers with magical powers, comprises the main narrative and is used as an outer frame to introduce the stories in the text. Promiscuous married women and clever courtesans, imbecile Brahmins, incompetent kings and wise ministers, wicked mendicants and holy ascetics, cursed men and men who are granted boons, evil non-human creatures and friendly magical beings, all jostle for attention in Arshia Sattar???s masterful translation of this timeless collection of tales.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Somadeva
Published by Penguin Books India/Penguin Classics (2007)
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books India/Penguin Classics, 2007. Softcover. Book Condition: New. The vast ocean of stories that influenced storytelling the world over The Kathasaritasagara is said to have been compiled by a Kashmiri Saivite Brahmin called Somadeva in AD 1070, although the date has not been conclusively established. 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 books of the original Kathasaritasagara. The most remarkable feature of the Kathasaritasagara is that unlike other texts of the time, it offers no moral conclusions, no principles to live by and is throughout a celebration of earthly life. The tale of Naravahanadatta, the prince of the vidyadharas, the sky-dwellers with magical powers, comprises the main narrative and is used as an outer frame to introduce the stories in the text. Promiscuous married women and clever courtesans, imbecile Brahmins, incompetent kings and wise ministers, wicked mendicants and holy ascetics, cursed men and men who are granted boons, evil non-human creatures and friendly magical beings, all jostle for attention in Arshia Sattar?s masterful translation of this timeless collection of tales. Printed Pages: 264. Bookseller Inventory # 22886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.44
From India to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Somadeva; Arshia Sattar
Published by Penguin (1994)
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New , ready to ship. Bookseller Inventory # FGYB4875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.25
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Somadeva
Published by Penguin Books India
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books India. N.A. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 366859

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.38
From India to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Somadeva Suri
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Bookseller Inventory # OA9780140247213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.40
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Somadeva
Published by Penguin Books India/Penguin Classics (2007)
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books India/Penguin Classics, 2007. Softcover. Book Condition: New. The vast ocean of stories that influenced storytelling the world over The Kathasaritasagara is said to have been compiled by a Kashmiri Saivite Brahmin called Somadeva in AD 1070, although the date has not been conclusively established. 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 books of the original Kathasaritasagara. The most remarkable feature of the Kathasaritasagara is that unlike other texts of the time, it offers no moral conclusions, no principles to live by and is throughout a celebration of earthly life. The tale of Naravahanadatta, the prince of the vidyadharas, the sky-dwellers with magical powers, comprises the main narrative and is used as an outer frame to introduce the stories in the text. Promiscuous married women and clever courtesans, imbecile Brahmins, incompetent kings and wise ministers, wicked mendicants and holy ascetics, cursed men and men who are granted boons, evil non-human creatures and friendly magical beings, all jostle for attention in Arshia Sattarâs masterful translation of this timeless collection of tales. Printed Pages: 264. Bookseller Inventory # 22886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.12
From India to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Somadeva; Sattar, Arshia
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. Book Condition: New. 0140247211 Brand New, Paperback, Choose Expedited shipping for GUARANTEED delivery within 4-5 business days. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days. We may not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address, please contact us. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # SO9780140247213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Somadeva; Sattar, Arshia
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140247211 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Bookseller Inventory # XGDA-MRAKASH-2632

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10.81
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

SOMADEVA
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # prakash4151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.21
From India to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

9.

Somadeva Suri
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
Vetus Books
(WEST LAFAYETTE, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. International Edition. Faster Delivery. Bookseller Inventory # AFS-PP-9780140247213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.40
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Somadeva; Sattar, Arshia
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140247211 ISBN 13: 9780140247213
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Newbooks2016
(North Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140247211 Brand New Book In Bubble Wrap Packing .Delivery will take 8-16 days. Bookseller Inventory # C-DHR-01489

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.56
From Canada to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book