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    DescriptionThe fabled monarch Vikramaditya is considered to be a model of kingly virtues, and his reign a golden age of peace and prosperity. Narrated by the thirty-two statuettes of nymphs supporting his magic throne, the Tales describe his exploits and extol his extraordinary courage, compassion and kindness. Against an exotic setting of adventures and miracles, they depict such fantastical elements as fights with ogres, occult rituals and travels to other world, as well as very human situations of betrayal and rivalry. Dating from the late thirteenth or early fourteenth century, these colourful Tales are an intriguing mix of marvellous happenings, proverbial wisdom and sage precepts that entertain even as they instruct.

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    Thirty-two Tales of the Throne of Vikramaditya
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    By (author) Simhasana Dvatrimsika, Translated by A.N.D. Haksar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 168 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140455175
    ISBN 10: 0140455175

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, FIC010000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    LC classification: GR
    B&T Approval Code: A33500000
    DC22: 891.23
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: JBGB
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    18 December 2007
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    The original author of the Simhasana Dvatrimsika is unknown. The present text is dated to the thirteenth century AD. It exists in four main recensions, from which extracts have been compiled together for the first time, in this lively and faithful translation of this celebrated classic by a renowned Sanskritist.