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Narayana - The Hitopadesa
Narayana - The Hitopadesa

Narayana - The Hitopadesa

by A N D Haksar

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0140249923 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 239

Binding

Paperback

A N D Haksar

Author: A N D Haksar
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 239
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140249923

Description

The ever-popular book of good counsels from ancient India.

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, many of which have become proverbial. This satirical, often irreverent and sometimes ribald text has been popular for centuries as a compendium of wordily advice on matters ranging from statesmanship and detailed battle plans to personal conduct and marital fidelity.

In this 'garden of pleasing stories', as Narayana himself describes it, birds, beasts, men and women scheme, suffer, lust, err, grieve and rejoice, acting as perceptive social critics and astute commentators on the absurd nature of human folly.

Combining his own literary genius with skilful selections and modifications of material from the Panchatantra and a host of other traditional sources, Nayana has created a refreshingly original masterpiece. This excellent new translation faithfully renders the wit and wisdom of the original.

THE TRANSLATOR:

Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar was educated at the Doon School and the universities of Allahabad and Of Oxford. A career diplomat for many years, he was India's High Commissioner to Kenya and the Seychelles and later the Ambassador to Portugal and Yugoslavia. His translations from the Sanskrit, include the plays of Bhasa, the Dasa Kumara Charitam of Dandin, the Hitopadesa and the Simhasana Dvatrimsika, stories of Vikramaditya.

Contents

Foreword

Extracts from Preface to the First Edition

Extracts from Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the Third Edition

A Word on the Fourth Edition

A Word on the Fourth Edition

CHAPTER I
Prologue

CHAPTER II
The Basis of Human Relations

CHAPTER III
The Social Psychology of the System of the Four Asramas

CHAPTER IV
The Social Psychology of Education

CHAPTER V
Marriage

CHAPTER VI
The Family

CHAPTER VII
Attitude towards the Woman - And Her Place in the Society

CHAPTER VIII
The Four Varnas

CHAPTER IX
Epilogue

Bibliography

Name Index

Subject Index

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