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The fall of the indigo jackal : the discourse of division and Pūrṇabhadra's Pañcatantra

Taylor, McComas


A jackal, who had fallen into a vat of indigo dye, decided to exploit his marvellous new appearance and declared himself king of the forest. He appointed the lions and other animals as his vassals, but took the precaution of having all his fellow jackals driven into exile. One day, hearing the howls of the other jackals in the distance, the indigo jackal's eyes filled with tears of joy and he let forth a piercing cry. The lions and the others, realising the jackal's true nature, sprang on him...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-05-23
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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