9780814719787

The Quartet of Causeries

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  • ISBN13:

    9780814719787

  • ISBN10:

    0814719783

  • Edition: Bilingual
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-01
  • Publisher: New York Univ Pr

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Summary

The Quartet of Causerieshave been handed down as a collection of the most ancient monologue farces in classical Sanskrit. Though stylistically divergent, they share a common plot: the hero is an inept, bungling procurer, who mismanages his client's love-affairs to an unexpectedly successful completion. A wide spectrum of India's urban society is scandalized, from respected judges to clumsy poetasters, from hypocritical Buddhist monks to greedy madams, from spoiled scions of wealthy houses to criminal low-life.Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC FoundationFor more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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