The Emperor of the Sorcerers (Volume 1) (Clay Sanskrit Library)

The Emperor of the Sorcerers (Volume 1) (Clay Sanskrit Library)

By: Budhasvamin (author), James Mallinson (editor_and_translator)Hardback

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Budha*svamin tells the epic tale of the youthful exploits of prince Naravahanadatta. The reader is taken from royal palaces to flying sorcerers' mountain fastnesses via courtesans' bedrooms and merchant ships. A fast and witty narrative which provides a fascinating insight into ancient India. Budha*svamin's The Emperor of the Sorcerers is a racy telling of the celebrated lost Indian narrative cycle The Long Story, framed by Nara*vahana*datta's magical adventures on his quest to become Emperor of the Sorcerers. It is indeed a great story, as its Sanskrit title declares. Epic in scope and scale, it has everything that a great story should: adventure, romance, suspense, intrigue, tragedy and comedy. 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

About Author

Sir James Mallinson translates and edits Sanskrit literature full time for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780814757017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 452
  • ID: 9780814757017
  • ISBN10: 0814757014

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