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Description - Three Satires by Nila Kantha

Written over a period of nearly a thousand years, these works show three very different approaches to satire. Nilakantha gets straight to the point: swindlers prey on stupidity. The artistry that beguiles Kshemendra is as varied as human-nature and just as fallible. We are off to a gentle start Sanctimonious - really no more than a warm-up among vices - but soon graduate to Greed and Lust. From there it's downhill all the way, as unfaithfulness leads on to fraud, and drunkenness to depravity; deception and quackery bring up the rear. What's this at the very end? Virtue? A late arrival, pale and unconvincing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814788141
ISBN-10: 0814788149
Format: Hardback
(152mm x 102mm x mm)
Pages: 403
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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