Somadeva, Indian Writer
(11th century)

A Vetala hanging in a tree,
with Vikrama in the background

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Somadeva
  • Date: 11th century
  • Place: India
  • Language: Sanskrit
  • Who he was: Indian writer; Baital Pachisi (Twenty-two Goblins; also called Vikram and The Vampire; The King and the Corpse), also called Vetala-panchavimshati, with 25 stories (Somadeva is the traditional author, but the work is anonymous); also, the Kathasaritsagara (Ocean of Rivers of Stories)

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