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Shuka Saptati: Seventy Tales Of The Parrot

Shuka Saptati: Seventy Tales Of The Parrot

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Shuka Sptati or Seventy Tales of the Parrot is a famous cycle of stories in Sanskrit literature. The tales are told by a pet parrot to its young mistress to distract her from going to a lover while her husband has gone abroad. These irreverent, sometimes ribald, always uninhibited accounts of illicit liaisons, ensuing complications and clever escapes are set amidst the common life of towns and villages in India as it was then.


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