The Cat

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Thu Jan 29 15:12:59 EST 1998

Patrick Olivelle's new book _The Pañcatantra: the book of India's folk
wisdom_ (OUP, 1997, ISBN 0-19-283299-9) has a nice section in the preface
where he discusses the traditional Indian/Sanskritic attitudes to various
animals (xxii-xxv).   Of the cat he says,

Cat: (domestic/wild) useful in catching mice....  Cats are cunning, with a
calm and ascetic appearance hiding their murderous intentions.... 

All the best,

Dr Dominik Wujastyk        Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
email: d.wujastyk at      183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
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