Tales from the Kathasaritsagara is written by Somadeva and published by Penguin books india. Buy Tales from the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva from markmybook.com. An online bokstore for all kind of fiction, non fiction books and novels of English, Hindi & other Indian Languages.
Not much is known about Somadeva, the author of Kathasaritsagara. He composed it in the eleventh century supposedly for the entertainment of queen Suryamati, a princess of Jalandhara and wife of King Ananta of Kashmir. Though he was a Shaivaite Brahmin, he was respectful of Buddhism and some of the tales in the Kathasaritsagara show Buddhist influences.