Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry
Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry
Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry
Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry

Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry

  • Publish Date: 2010-04-01
  • Binding: Paperback
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Soldier, explorer, and adventurer, British author CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) is perhaps best remembered for his notoriously unexpurgated translations of The Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra, which scandalized-and titillated-Victorian readers. Lesser known, however, is his intriguing collection of classic Hindu tales of adventure, magic, and romance, first published in 1870. Enlivened by Burton's own imagination-he was the first to translate them from Sanskrit-these stories purport to demonstrate the exceeding folly of many wise fools, the use and misuse of magic pills, that a man's wife belongs not to his body but to his head, the marvellous delicacy of three queens, and more. This obscure, delightful work is a fascinating look at both Indian mythology and Victorian cultural anthropology.

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