Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story)
by Somadeva | 1924 | 1,050,534 words | ISBN-13: 9789350501351
Summary: This is the English translation of the Kathasaritsagara written by Somadeva around 1070. The principle story line revolves around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas (‘celestial beings’).
The work is one of the adoptations of the now lost Bṛhatkathā, a great Indian epic tale said to have been composed by Guṇāḍhya in no less than 100,000 couplets (which in turn claims to be part of another even larger work consisting of 700,000 verses!).
This edition contains the first nine volumes of Tawney’s translation of the Sanskrit Kathāsaritsāgara (कथासरित्सागर), including many references, notes and appendixes.
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The full text of the Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index: