This book contains three Sanskrit burlesques, translated into Dutch. These burlesques, dating from between the 4th and 7th centuries AD. form a part of Sanskrit literature hitherto unfamiliar to the West.
Saint and the whore, the souls of a pedantic ascetic and a charming Courtesan are exchanged, with all its consequences. The
Antics of a drunk deals with some mendicants, fighting over a begging bowl. In
The Kick, a Braham demands satisfaction for an insult inflicted upon him by a Courtesan. In the latter burlesque, a striking drama form is shown: all roles are played by one author only.