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Francis William Bain (1863–1940) was once a British author of myth tales that he "claimed "were translated from Sanskrit.

The first of those was once A Digit of the Moon (1898), which Bain claimed used to be his translation of the 8th a part of 16 of a Sanskrit manuscript given to him through a brahmin.

In the tale, the king Súryakánta falls in love with the clever and lovely princess Anangarágá, who will marry merely the suitor who asks her a question she can't solution. The king, together with his smart pal Rasakósha, units off to win the hand of the princess.*

The Indian tales of Francis W. Bain have been released within the overdue nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. They purport to be translations of unidentified manuscripts. although, those books should not without delay derived from Hindu texts or traditions. Bain was once ultimately unveiled as a author of orientalist fantasies, yet by way of that point he had a faithful readership who may care much less. He endured to press on with the sequence till there have been 13 volumes. this is often hence a innocuous literary hoax on a par with Bilitis. which isn't to claim that those books do not need their appeal, fairly if you happen to like early delusion writers, corresponding to William Morris or Lord Dunsany. simply do not use them as assets for info approximately Hindu mythology.**

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