Saint Suniti and the Dragon and other fables – Book

Series nameProse

The thirteen images in this item depict the compilation of fables ‘Saint Suniti and the Dragon and other fables’ by Suniti Namjoshi. The book was published in 1993 by Spinifex Press, Melbourne and in 1994 by Virago Press, London. This modern, satirical fable brings together fabulist characters from diverse folklores, featuring dragons, saints, and monsters woven into songs, dialogue, prayers and narratives. The digitised images include the book cover, the contents pages and the poem, entitled ‘The Gilded Lilies Began to Burn’.

Date of Creation / Publication1994
CreatorNamjoshi, Suniti
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberSuniti Namjoshi Collection (GB 2661 SN)
Catalogue NumberSN/PR/3
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Suniti Namjoshi and at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Series notesThis grouping of digitised material reflects Namjoshi's published prose and fables. The items include unused hand-drawn illustrations from her book The Conversations of Cow, and extracts from several prose publications.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Suniti Namjoshi Collection features extracts of several published books, including poetry novels and fables. It also includes black and white family photographs and pencil drawings of (unused) illustrations for her novel 'The Conversations of Cow', as well as an extract of an interview transcript.