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Description - Five Discourses of Worldly Wisdom by Patrick Olivelle

The king despairs of his idle sons, so he hires a learned brahmin who promises to make their lessons in statecraft unmissable. The lessons are disguised as short stories, featuring mainly animal protagonists. Many of these narratives have traveled across the world, and are known in the West as Aesop's fables. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814762080
ISBN-10: 0814762085
Format: Hardback
(152mm x 101mm x 25mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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