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  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241399224
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

Ka


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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.

  • Pub date: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241399224
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Roberto Calasso

Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, where he is publisher of Adelphi. He is the author of The Ruin of Kasch, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, which was the winner of the Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, Literature and the Gods, Ka and K.

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