Punchtantra: Parables for the 21st Century

dc.acquired.locationIndia Ink (South Asia Books), Coburg, Australia, through ABEen_US
dc.contributor.authorBhatia, Gautamen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrations by Aditi Raychaudhuryen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: Aus$ 24.95en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $12.33en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T19:03:20Z
dc.date.acquired2001-05en_US
dc.date.available2016-01-25T19:03:20Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.date.printed1998en_US
dc.description.abstractA wacky take-off on Vishnu Sharma's Panchatantra, as the back cover proclaims. I am glad to see that the same back cover finds this work inspired by James Finn Garner's Politically Correct Bedtime Stories because the comparison is apt. This work presents in short form one story after another from the Panchatantra and then adds to each a parallel contemporary work heavy on social satire, perhaps five to eight pages in length. The flavor might come through best if we dive into the story of the two crows who could not have children because the eagle kept stealing their eggs. They were friends with a jackal. Over drinks and snacks the crows revealed to him everything about their life: their desire for a normal two-parent-two-children household, their wish to live with dignity in a neighbourhood of their choice, their abhorrence of urban violence and religious fundamentalism, their hatred of hatred, their fears about racial discrimination, even their worries about the fluctuating stock market (30). The social satire here, I believe, has less to do with India than with cutting-edge trend setters anywhere in the first world today. I read half of the book and enjoyed it thoroughly. There is a T of C for the twenty-six stories at the beginning.en_US
dc.description.note3Third printingen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityGautam Bhatia. Morals by Mohit Saryananden_US
dc.identifier.isbn0140271163en_US
dc.identifier.other4270 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/79546
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPenguin Books Indiaen_US
dc.publisher.locationNew Delhien_US
dc.publisher.locationNew York, NY, USAen_US
dc.subject.lccPK3799.B445 P85 1998en_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1998
dc.titlePunchtantra: Parables for the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.title.seriesPenguin Booksen_US
dc.typeBook, Wholeen_US
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