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Title: An Introduction to Karpuramanjari, with Text and Hindi translation
Description: Vaishali [Bihar], Research Inst. of Prakri, (1974). orig. cloth. 25x15cm, x,218 pages. Binding corners bumped. Shaken.. Rubbed. Binding heavily rubbed & stained. Fair condition. Series: Prakrit Jain Institute Research Publication Series, Vol. 11. Drama by Rajasekhara [ca. 880-ca. 920] ["Karpuramanjari has a very important place in the history of Indian drama...it is a Sattaka which very closely imitates the Natika but which as a rule shuns the Pravesaka and the Viskambha in the organisation of the plot. Karpuramanjari is the first extant Sattaka & Rajasekhara's definition given in this play is the first extant definition of this form..." - preface] .The English introduction runs pp 1-132; the Hindi translation pp 135-211. Contents: Introduction: Backround; Concepts of Sattaka & Its Aesthetic value; the Prologue of KM; On Poetry: Constitutents of Poetry; The Beautiful; The Figures of Speech; On Love: Kama, the God of Love; The Erotic Feeling, Kaula Influence; Summing Up; Karpuamanjari (Text).

Keywords: Prakrit Philology, Jain Jains, Ancient India, Literary History, Criticism, South Asia, Language, Literature, Drama

Price: US$ 55.00 Seller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
- Book number: BOOKS012424I


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