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A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo

A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
Francis William Bain (1863-1940) was a British writer of fantasy stories that he "claimed "were translated from Sanskrit.

The first of these was A Digit of the Moon (1898), which Bain claimed was his translation of the eighth part of sixteen of a Sanskrit manuscript given to him by a brahmin.

In the story, the king Súryakánta falls in love with the wise and beautiful princess Anangarágá, who will marry only the suitor who asks her a question she cannot answer. The king, with his clever friend Rasakósha, sets off to win the hand of the princess.*

The Indian Stories of Francis W. Bain were published in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. They purport to be translations of unidentified manuscripts. However, these books are not directly derived from Hindu texts or traditions. Bain was eventually unveiled as a writer of orientalist fantasies, but by that time he had a loyal readership who could care less. He continued to press on with the series until there were thirteen volumes. This is thus a harmless literary hoax on a par with Bilitis. Which is not to say that these books don't have their charm, particularly if you like early fantasy writers, such as William Morris or Lord Dunsany. Just don't use them as sources for information about Hindu mythology.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : Hardback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories From the Hindoo;
Author(s): F W 1863-1940 Bain
ISBN: 1-354-28608-1 / 978-1-354-28608-1
Publisher: Palala Press
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-4978-5168-8 / 978-1-4978-5168-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-163-43228-8 / 978-1-163-43228-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-140-20564-1 / 978-1-140-20564-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: A Digit Of The Moon And Other Love Stories From The Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 0-548-12515-5 / 978-0-548-12515-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: A Digit Of The Moon And Other Love Stories From The Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-4980-7989-X / 978-1-4980-7989-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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May 2013 : Paperback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 5518814267 / 978-5518814264
Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories From the Hindoo;
Author(s): F W (Francis William) Bain
ISBN: 1-290-61917-4 / 978-1-290-61917-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: A digit of the moon and other love stories from the Hindoo;
Author(s): F W 1863-1940 Bain
ISBN: 1-172-94410-5 / 978-1-172-94410-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-162-96930-X / 978-1-162-96930-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-140-20565-X / 978-1-140-20565-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: A Digit of the Moon and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain, G P Putnam's Sons
ISBN: 1-140-20566-8 / 978-1-140-20566-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: A Digit Of The Moon And Other Love Stories From The Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-4286-3485-1 / 978-1-4286-3485-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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Kindle Editions

January 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: A Digit of the Moon, and Other Love Stories from the Hindoo
Author(s): F W Bain
Publisher:
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