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  • ISBN 0140455191
  • ISBN13 978-0140455199
  • Language English
  • Author Sivadasa,Chandra Rajan
  • Publisher Penguin Classics (July 31, 2007)
  • Pages 336
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1563 kb
  • Size Fb2 1773 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
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One of the most important works of Indian narrative fiction, passed down orally through the centuries and first recorded in medieval times, The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie has at its center the half-mythical, heroic, and sagacious emperor Vikramaditya, widely regarded as IndiaÂ's greatest monarch. Begging a vetala—a genie who inhabits the body of a corpse—for help against a mighty necromancer, the emperor is told twenty-five tales, each of which culminates in a riddle. Only once he solves each riddle can he win the genieÂ's help in destroying his powerful enemy.

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Each of the tales told by the genie are designed to test the wisdom of the legendary emperor Vikramaditya, who is called upon at the conclusion of each story to pass judgement regarding the actions of those within the story. As the tales progress, the emperor gains the trust and admiration of the genie, who ultimately reveals how Vikramaditya can vanquish the sorcerer and gain the Eight Powers which the sorcerer covets for himself.

Translated from the Sanskrit with an Introduction by. Chandra rajan. Published by the Penguin Group

Translated from the Sanskrit with an Introduction by. Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England. Penguin Group (USA) In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA. Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y3. (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada In.

The five-and-twenty tales of the genie Śivadāsa,Chandra Rajan . Перевод: Chandra Rajan. 0141907924, 9780141907925.

Перевод: Chandra Rajan.

Chandra Rajan (Translator). The emperor begs the spirit for his help against a mighty necromancer and is told in return twenty-four tales, each of which presents a situation he might face as a king and culminates in a riddle that he must solve. With each answer, Vikramaditya displays his deep wisdom, proving himself to be the ideal monarch and winning, in the twenty-fifth tale, the guidance he needs from the vetala to destroy his powerful enemy.

Chandra Rajan has translated other Sanskrit books for Penguin Classics and I will certainly put them on my reading list for 2020.

One of the most important works of Indian narrative fiction, passed down orally through the centuries and first recorded in medieval times, The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie has at its center the half-mythical, heroic, and sagacious emperor Vikramaditya, widely regarded as India's greatest monarch. Sivadasa’s text is often humorous; he is gently critical and takes a shot at pomposity, pretentiousness and sanctimonious hypocrisy. Chandra Rajan has translated other Sanskrit books for Penguin Classics and I will certainly put them on my reading list for 2020.

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Bibliographic Details Publisher: Penguin Classics. Publication Date: 2007. Book Condition: Good. Sivadasa was a man of great learning; little else is known about him. Chandra Rajan studied English and Sanskrit at St. StephenÂ's College, Delhi, and has taught English at Delhi University and the University of Western Ontario. Visit Seller's Storefront.

Half mythical, heroic and sagacious, the emperor Vikramaditya is widely regarded as India's greatest monarch. This collection of stories tells of the ruler's fabled encounter with a vetala, a genie who inhabits the body of a corpse

Half mythical, heroic and sagacious, the emperor Vikramaditya is widely regarded as India's greatest monarch. This collection of stories tells of the ruler's fabled encounter with a vetala, a genie who inhabits the body of a corpse. With each answer, Vikramaditya displays his deep wisdom, proving himself to be the ideal monarch and winning, in the twenty-fifth tale, the.

Sivadasa, Chandra Rajan. Half mythical, heroic and sagacious, the emperor Vikramaditya is widely regarded as India's greatest monarch. The emperor begs the spirit for his help against a mighty necromancer and is told in return twenty-four tales, each of which presents a situation he might face as a king and culminates in a riddle that he must solve

ivadāsa was the author of one of the best-known versions of stories from the Vetālapañćavinśati or "Vetāla Tales" . Published as The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie, translated and with an introduction by Chandra Rajan, Penguin Classics, 2007.

ivadāsa was the author of one of the best-known versions of stories from the Vetālapañćavinśati or "Vetāla Tales"; a series of nīti-śāstras (tales of political ethics) involving the semi-legendary Indian king Vikramāditya. Nothing is known about him for certain. The name is probably a nom-de-plume. Jambhaladatta’s Version of the Vetālapañcavinśati; a critical Sanskrit text in transliteration, with an introduction, and English translation, by Murray Barnson Emeneau.

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Vijora
Despite the overall darkness of the frame story - the acrid stench of the cremation grounds, an ascetic who brutally murders a child he has had with a courtesan, a necromancer seeking mastery over the world, and a decaying corpse inhabited by a genie, telling tales to an emperor - the stories in this volume are court tales of romantic love and crossed destinies, magical yogis and fairy brides, wise kings and wiley tricksters. These tales haved a real charm about them, and reflect a rich oral tradition masterfully compiled by the medieval poet Sivadasa.

Each of the tales told by the genie are designed to test the wisdom of the legendary emperor Vikramaditya, who is called upon at the conclusion of each story to pass judgement regarding the actions of those within the story. As the tales progress, the emperor gains the trust and admiration of the genie, who ultimately reveals how Vikramaditya can vanquish the sorcerer and gain the Eight Powers which the sorcerer covets for himself.

The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie (which saw an earlier bastardized version by the Victorian adventurer and rogue Sir Richard Burton called Vikram and the Vampire) is one of a recent series of Indian/Sanskrit classics translated and published by Penguin. This excellent series illustrates that the legacy of ancient Indian literature is not confined to the justifiably revered epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.
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Too much propaganda, gets in the way of the stories.