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What Ten Young Men Did
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Publisher New York Univ Pr
Publication date February 1, 2005
Pages 651
Binding Hardcover
Edition Bilingual
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780814762066
ISBN-10 0814762069
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.50 by 6.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Other format details university press
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Each of the ten princes has several adventures on his quest to be reunited with the crown-prince. Variegated violence and sorcery figure in their exploits, but love affairs are even more prominent. Commentators have lambasted Dandin's heroes for their antiheroic, apparently random, escapades, while in fact the architecture of his plot reveals an elegant, instructive construction.

What Ten Young Men Did is a coming-of-age novel from the seventh century CE. In combat and in the bedroom, ten individuals juggle virtue and vice on their heroic progress from adolescence to maturity. Dandin’s work is autobiographical in two senses: each of the young men narrates their personal experiences, while the author could not have written with such confident realism had he not had many of the same picaresque adventures in his native South India and beyond.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

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Bilingual edition from New York Univ Pr (February 1, 2005)
9780814762066 | details & prices | 651 pages | 4.50 × 6.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.00
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