King Vikram and the Vampire: Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance

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By Captain Sir Richard F. Burton

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Captain Sir Richard F. Burton

Captain Sir Richard F. Burton
Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveler-explorers of history, whose life has recently been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountains of the Moon). Famous as the translator of The 1001 Arabian Nights, Burton also searched for th More...



Translated by the noted Victorian Orientalist, Sir Richard F. Burton, from the original Sanskrit, these ancient Indian folk tales influenced such later works as 1001 Arabian Nights and Boccaccio's Decameron. First published in 1870, these stories will entertain and delight modern readers while illuminating the life and customs of classical India.

"Witty, entertaining, and illuminating of traditional Indian culture. The book will enrich the library of yoga students interested in exploring the mythic background in which yoga philosophy developed."

Yoga Journal

"If you have the time to read for pure entertainment, pick up this volume. First published in 1870, and reprinted with illustrations from the 1893 edition of King Vikram and the Vampire, we have a centennial edition here that is highly recommended to everyone. Delightful Hindu fairy stories, which also contain much interesting information on Indian customs and manners from ages past."

Hinduism Today