ISBN 9788129115164,Seventy Tales Of The Parrot

Seventy Tales Of The Parrot


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ISBN 9788129115164

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788129115164

ISBN-10 8129115166


Number of Pages 210 Pages
Language (English)


Shuka Saptati or Seventy Tales of the Parrot is a famous cycle of stories in Sanskrit literature. The tales are told by a pet parrot to its young mistress to distract her from going to a lover while her husband has gone abroad. These irreverent, sometimes ribald, always uninhibited accounts of illicit liaisons, ensuing complications and clever escapes are set amidst the common life of towns and villages in India as it then was. A.N.D. Haksar is a well-known translator of Sanskrit classics. Educated at the universities of All ahabad and Oxford, he spent many years as a career diplomat, serving as India's High Commissioner to Kenya and the Seychelles, minister to the United States and Ambassador to Portugal and Yugoslavia.

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