Thursday, August 18, 2016

Reading Guide: Wilson. Stories: Sacred Cow, Rishyasringa, Shakuntala

(illustration from the book)

Title: The Indian Story Book
Author: Richard Wilson
Illustrator: Frank Pape
Year: 1914

Comments: These stories are some of the most famous in the Indian storytelling tradition: the dispute between Vishvamitra and Vashishta over the possession of a wish-granting cow, the love story of Shakuntala and King Dushyanta, and the strange tale of Rishyasringa, a man who grew up never having seen a woman.

Free Online: See all the links at Freebookapalooza. The links below are to the Internet Archive presentation of the book.

Length: one week. I've divided the reading into two parts: Part A - Part B. This can also work for just a half-week of reading; you can choose the half that interests you.

Reading Part A
Sacred Cow

Reading Part B

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