Indian Fairy Tales
. Dover Publications Inc., . NY
PZ8.J19 Ind 1969 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book, apparently a facsimile of a David Nutt edition of 1892, reproduces, though with different pagination, my 1905? Putnam's edition. See my comments there. I can add to them that The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal (66) gets the exasperated tiger to come upon the idea of showing the supposedly stupid jackal how it all started. The note (246) on The Gold-Giving Serpent presents Benfey's argument for the Indian origin of the versions of both Babrius and Phaedrus. This edition presents well The Farmer and the Moneylender (152) with its characteristic motif of Whatever you get, I get double. I had not remembered the good story How the Wicked Sons were Duped (221). The Pigeon and the Crow (223) reminds me of some story, but I cannot put a finger on it among Aesopic materials.