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The Recognition of Shakœntala

The Recognition of Shakœntala

  • Author: Kālidāsa,Kali dasa
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814788158
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 419
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The play Shakuntala was one of the first examples of Indian literature to be read in translation in Europe. Shakuntala's story is a leitmotiv that recurs in many works of Indian literature and culminates in the master Kali-dasa's drama for the stage. The virtuous heroine is forgotten by her betrothed, the king Dushyanta, only to be refound thanks to a distinguishing signet ring discovered by a fisherman in the belly of one of his catch. The final act distills the essence of human forgiveness, in Shakuntala's gracious release of her husband from his guilt.

The Recognition of Sakuntala

The Recognition of Sakuntala

A Play In Seven Acts

  • Author: Kalidasa
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019160609X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 192
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KING Yes. I shall release you - SAKUNTALA When? KING When? When, like a bee, I kiss the bud of your unbruised lip And flood my thirsting mouth with nectar. Kalidasa's play about the love of King Dusyanta and Sakuntala, a hermitage girl, their separation by a curse, and eventual reunion, is the supreme work of Sanskrit drama by its greatest poet and playwright (c.4th century CE). Overwhelmingly erotic in tone, in peformance The Recognition of Sakuntala aimed to produce an experience of aesthetic rapture in the audience, akin to certain types of mystical experience. The pioneering English translation of Sakuntala in 1789 caused a sensation among European composers and writers (including Goethe), and it continues to be performed around the world. This vibrant new verse translation includes the famous version of the story from the Mahabharata, a poetic and dramatic text in its own right and a likely source for Kalidasa. The introduction discusses the play in the aesthetic and cultural context of ancient India. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Recognition of Śakuntal-a

The Recognition of Śakuntal-a

A Play in Seven Acts ; Śakuntal-a in the Mah-abh-arata

  • Author: Kalidasa,Kālidāsa
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192839114
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 147
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"This vibrant new verse translation includes the famous version of the story from the Mahabharata, a poetic and dramatic text in its own right and a likely source for Kalidasa. The introduction discusses the play in the aesthetic and cultural context of ancient India"--Publisher's website.

ABHIJNANSAKUNTALAM (The Recognition of Sakuntala) Improvised Edition

ABHIJNANSAKUNTALAM (The Recognition of Sakuntala) Improvised Edition

  • Author: Pradeep Thakur,Kalidasa,Arthur W. Ryder
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105076482
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Sakuntala

Sakuntala

Texts, Readings, Histories

  • Author: Romila Thapar
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231527020
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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The figure of Sakuntala appears in many forms throughout South Asian literature, most famously in the Mahabharata and in Kalidisa's fourth-century Sanskrit play, Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection. In these two texts, Sakuntala undergoes a critical transformation, relinquishing her assertiveness and autonomy to become the quintessentially submissive woman, revealing much about the performance of Hindu femininity that would come to dominate South Asian culture. Through a careful analysis of sections from Sakuntala and their various iterations in different contexts, Romila Thapar explores the interactions between literature and history, culture and gender, that frame the development of this canonical figure, as well as a distinct conception of female identity.

Loom Of Time

Loom Of Time

  • Author: Kalidasa
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India
  • ISBN: 9780144000784
  • Category:
  • Page: 343
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Kalidasa Is The Greatest Poet And Playwright In Classical Sanskrit Literature And One Of The Greatest In World Literature. Kalidasa Is Said To Have Lived And Composed His Work At The Close Of The First Millennium Bc Though His Dates Have Not Been Conclusively Established. In All, Seven Of His Works Have Survived: Three Plays, Three Long Poems And An Incomplete Epic. Of These, This Volume Offers, In A Brilliant New Translation, His Two Most Famous Works The Play Sakuntala, A Beautiful Blend Of Romance And Fairy Tale With Elements Of Comedy; And Meghadutam (The Cloud Messenger), The Many-Layered Poem Of Longing And Separation. Also Included Is Rtusamharam (The Gathering Of The Seasons), A Much-Neglected Poem That Celebrates The Fulfillment Of Love And Deserves To Be Known Better. Taken Together, These Works Provide A Window To The Remarkable World And Work Of A Poet Of Whom It Was Said: Once, When Poets Were Counted, Kalidasa Occupied The Little Finger; The Ring Finger Remains Unnamed True To Its Name; For His Second Has Not Been Found.

About Literature A Jazz Of Poems, Prose & Plays Volume 1

About Literature A Jazz Of Poems, Prose & Plays Volume 1

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Panpac Education Pte Ltd
  • ISBN: 9789814208529
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Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India

Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India

Kindred Spirits in the 19th and 20th Centuries

  • Author: Joanne Miyang Cho,Eric Kurlander,Douglas T McGetchin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317931645
  • Category: History
  • Page: 238
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Providing a comprehensive survey of cutting edge scholarship in the field of German--Indian and South Asian Studies, the book looks at the history of German--Indian relations in the spheres of culture, politics, and intellectual life. Combining transnational, post-colonial, and comparative approaches, it includes the entire twentieth century, from the First World War and Weimar Republic to the Third Reich and Cold War era. The book first examines the ways in which nineteenth-century "Indomania" figured in the creation of both German national identity and modern German scholarship on the Orient, and it illustrates how German encounters with India in the Imperial era alternately destabilized and reinforced the orientalist, capitalist, and nationalist underpinnings of German modernity. Contributors discuss the full range of German responses to India, and South Asian perceptions of Germany against the backdrop of war and socio-political revolution, as well as the Third Reich's ambivalent perceptions of India in the context of racism, religion, and occultism. The book concludes by exploring German--Indian relations in the era of decolonization and the Cold War. Employing a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to understanding German--Indian encounters over the past two centuries, this book is of interest to students and scholars of Germany, India, Europe, and Asia, as well as history, political science, anthropology, philosophy, comparative literature, and religious studies.

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

International and National Styles in Europe

  • Author: Jeremy Howard
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719041617
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 240
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Jeremy Howard shows how the Art Nouveau movement changed the face of European art and design from Paris to Prague. Clearly structured by country, the book traces the emergence of the movement, highlighting the particular interpretations of the style in each country. Countries covered include Belgium, Spain, Britain, Austria, Hungary, Russia, and others. Includes 100 illustrations, 18 in color.

A Communion of Subjects

A Communion of Subjects

Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics

  • Author: Paul Waldau,Kimberley Christine Patton
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231509979
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 720
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A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.