Author: V S NaravanePublisher: Roli BooksYear: 1994Language: EnglishPages: 208ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174360042
India is the original home of fiction. It was fiction, rather than poetry or drama, which first put India on the literary map of the world. Stories of Indian origin were told and retold in distant corners of Asia and Europe. They were picked up by the Persians and the Arabs, who passed them on to the Turks. Ancient Indian fiction offers a diversity of theme, atmosphere and situation unequalled in world literature. This selection encompasses myth, legend, mystery and fantasy.
PrefaceTHE PANCHATANTRABOOK IDISRUPTION OF FRIENDSHIPThe Servant's RevengeThe Crow and the SnakeThe Rabbit who outwitted a LionThe Goldsmith's IngratitudeThe Blue JackalHow Krathanaka was BetrayedThe Thoughtful EnemyBOOK IITHE ENMITY OF OWLS AND CROWSThe Owl's CoronationThe Clever RabbitThree Rogues and a BrahmanThe Mouse maiden's Wedding The Cunning SnakeKADAMBARIKATHASARITSAGARAKing Brahmadatta and the Golden swansHow Madanasena Kept Promise Sundarasena and MandaravatiWhich is the Wickeder Sex ?The story of King UdayanaLabdhadatta and The power of KarmaGlossary