Lustful Maidens and Ascetic Kings: Buddhist and Hindu Stories of Life
New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
Paperback. 8" X 5 1/4". xii, 198pp. Mild toning and wear to covers of pictorial paper wraps. Sunning to spine. Sticker mark to front cover. Age-toning to inside of front covers. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
A delicious repast of stories, delightfully told and intended to satisfy our narrative appetites and nourish our moral sensibilities. Drawing upon tales from the Hindu epics, the Pancatantra, Puranas, Jatakas, Nikayas, and other texts, the authors provide translations and summaries of stories illustrating fundamental Hindu and Buddhist values and attitudes....A good candidate for use in undergraduate courses in Indian religions or the introduction to religion.--Religious Studies Review. This instructive retelling of tales from traditional Hindu and Buddhist texts introduces the reader to the popular teachings of these traditions not as abstract concepts but dressed in their original, attractive story form.(Publisher). Good +. Item #6835