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The Mouse Merchant : Money in Ancient India (English)

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ISBN: 9780143424727    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 224        Language: English
Even in ancient India, money is always a good thing and everyone wants it. The stories in The Mouse Merchant - selected from the Sanskrit universe, from the period of the late Rig Veda to the twelfth century...Read more
Even in ancient India, money is always a good thing and everyone wants it. The stories in The Mouse Merchant - selected from the Sanskrit universe, from the period of the late Rig Veda to the twelfth century - tell us how money was dealt with in everyday life in ancient and medieval Indian society. At the heart of these tales is the merchant. Sometimes gullible, sometimes greedy ingenious at some moments, dim-witted at others and hopelessly in love with courtesans but also loyal to their wives, our merchant heroes show how innovation in business is sometimes more important than capital. The Mouse Merchant puts these stories into the context of Indian business history, giving not only rare insights into the romance of the ancient seafaring life but also great wisdom about money. Key Features: 'A counter narrative to the stereotypical onedimensional presentation of merchants characterized by greed' - Mint 'Breaking clich├ęs' - Pioneer
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About the author: Arshia Sattar
Arshia Sattar teaches classical Indian literatures at various institutions all over India. Her acclaimed English translations of Valmiki's Ramayana and the Kathasaritsagara... Read more
Arshia Sattar teaches classical Indian literatures at various institutions all over India. Her acclaimed English translations of Valmiki's Ramayana and the Kathasaritsagara are Penguin Classics. She has a PhD from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, and her areas of interest are Indian epics, mythology and the story traditions of the subcontinent.
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