Ka

Roberto Calasso

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A remarkable retelling of Hindu mythology, from one of Europe’s greatest literary figures.

In Ka, Roberto Calasso delves into the corpus of classical Sanskrit literature recreating and re-imagining the enchanting world of ancient India. Beginning with the Rig-Veda, Ka weaves together myths from the Upanishad, the Mahabharata and the stories of the Buddha, all of which pose questions that have haunted us for millennia.

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ISBN – 9780241399224
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 25/07/2019
Dimensions – 196mm X 128mm
Categories – Death Spirituality and Ghosts

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