Michael Brattus Jones m.b.jones at MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU
Tue Jun 28 05:56:49 UTC 2011

Dear Professor Jha,

This piece, called "Poison Damsels", does treat of poison more  
generally than the literary motif indicated in the title. Written by  
N.M. Penzer, it's actually Appendix 3 to Volume 2 of N.M. Penzer's  
1924 re-presentation of C.H. Tawney's 1880 translation of the  
KathAsaritsAgara, entitled Ocean of Story. Penzer reworked Tawney's 2  
vol. translation into a 10 volume set with multiple indexes, story  
lists, folk-lore motif lists, and essays on miscellaneous topics.

I'm putting a pdf of "Poison Damsels" in the file-sharing website  
Dropbox - try this link and let me know if you can't access it. I'm  
afraid it's a large file and may open slowly. I believe I printed it  
into pdf from a larger file encompassing more (or all) of Volume 2  
from archive.org.


Good luck,
Michael Brattus Jones
Ph.D. student, Department of Asian Studies
University of Texas in Austin

email: mbjones at utexas.edu

From: DN Jha <jdnarayan at GMAIL.COM>
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:22 AM
Subject: [INDOLOGY] query

Dear List,
One of my former students is seeking bibliographic information on
poisons and their treatment in ancient India. Since I am familiar with  
literature on the subject I am giving below her request for help:
  "I am looking for material for a paper on poisons, anti-venom drugs  
and treatment in ancient India. I haven't come across too many  
secondary writings on this."
D N Jha
Professor of History (retired),
University of Delhi
9, Uttaranchal Apartments
5, I.P. Extension, Delhi 110 092
Tel: + 2277 1049
Cell: 98111 43090
dnjha2010 at hotmail.com, dnjha1940 at yahoo.in, jdnarayan at gmail.com

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