Rubbed. A crack to front interior hinge. Good., dustwrapper. 22x14cm, xvi, 287 pp, Series: Karnatak University, Research Publications Series, 38. Contents: Introduction: Textual & Critical Souces; Title, Authorship & Date; Sources of Stories; Summaries of Stories; Religious Aspect: Quintessence of Bhagavati Aradhana & Its Relation with the Vaddaradhane; Author's Aim & Technical Backround in Narrating Stories in the Vaddaradhane; Stories in the Vaddaradhane: Vehicles of the Principal Tenets & Practices in Jainism; Social Aspect: Problem of Sifting the Social Aspect from the Stories in Aradhana Kathakosas like the Vaddaradhane; Picture of Contemporary Society as Obtaining in the Stories in the Vadddaradhane; Possible Impact of the Stories in the Vaddaradhane on Contemproary & Later Society; Literary Aspect: The Vaddaradhane & other Aradhana Kathakosas; Quotations in the Vaddaradhane; Literary Style of the Vaddaradhane; Place of the Vaddaradhane in Kannada Literature; Linguistic Aspect: Salient Linguistic Peculiarities of the Vaddaradhane; The Vaddaradhane: A Repository of Several Rare 'desi' & Other Words, Phrases & Idioms; Influence of Prakrit on the Language of the Vaddaradhane; New Light on Some Readings of the Text of the Vaddaradhane; Appendix.