Gold's Gloom Tales from the Panchatantra translated by Arthur W. Ryder 1925 The University of Chicago Press

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Embark on an entrancing journey into the mythic and moral landscapes of ancient India with "Gold's Gloom: Tales from the Panchatantra," translated by the renowned Sanskrit scholar, Arthur W. Ryder. Published by The University of Chicago Press in 1925, this edition is much more than a mere collection of tales. It represents Ryder's deep appreciation for Indian literature, illuminating both the narrative richness and ethical profundities of the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables.

Arthur W. Ryder, a distinguished Sanskritist of the early 20th century, spent years steeped in the study and translation of classical Indian texts. His translations have been praised for their fluency and for capturing the essence of the original stories. In "Gold's Gloom," Ryder offers his own vision of the Panchatantra, underscoring its timeless lessons on human nature, politics, and morality.

The ornate hardcover design adds aesthetic charm, making it a unique collector's piece. It's not just a book but a slice of history and culture, capturing the spirit and wisdom of an ancient civilization.


  • Title: Gold's Gloom: Tales from the Panchatantra
  • Translator: Arthur W. Ryder
  • Publication Date: 1925
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 151
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8x6x1 inches
  • Condition: please note this book is signed in pen by the previous owner.

In Summary

If you are fascinated by the philosophies, traditions, and storytelling prowess of ancient India, "Gold's Gloom: Tales from the Panchatantra" is an invaluable addition to your library. Its well-preserved condition and the mastery of Arthur W. Ryder's translation make it a treasured find for scholars, collectors, and lovers of world literature.


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