The Vetālapañcaviṃśati, A Manuscript Divided

Houghton Library Blog 2014-04-07

Summary:

The Vetālapañcaviṃśati, or the twenty-five tales of the corpse-possessing spirit, is an Indian story collection dating back to at least the 11th century CE. The framing narrative tells the story of a king who is tricked into helping an ascetic perform a necromantic ritual in a cremation ground. The king is tasked with the fetching [...]

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Authors:

Emilie Hardman

Date tagged:

04/07/2014, 10:20

Date published:

04/07/2014, 09:00