Author: J H Desai
A K Malhotra/
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075511
Exotic and glittering stories of the warriors, harlots, and kings of India's Golden Age, as important to literary history as The Arabian Nights.
The restless splendor of ancient India was captured for all time in these stories written during her Golden Age, 300 to 500 AD. Sensual and robust, they are stories about a society that worshipped success and had no cure for scruples, where wives were kept simple and isolated because tradition call them untrustworthy, where the cultured and exotic courtesan was as influential as the merchant. Princes and thieves, hermits, harlots, and warriors live in these stories from an age teeming with passion and adventure, bejeweled with color and extravagances.