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The assumed source (apparently lost, although ascribed to an author called Guṇāḍhya writing in Paiśācī) of a huge amount of Indian story material, for which it is also the collective name. From the end of the 1st millenium ce, this material found its way, in a variety of languages, into numerous collections, dramas, and reconstructions, including Somadeva's Kathāsaritsāgara.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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