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Princess Kadambari, Volume One [Hardcover]

Item : Princess Kadambari, Volume One [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Bana
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0814740804
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780814740804
Publisher Publisher : New York University Press
Pages Pages : 528
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100012290

No Sanskrit poet is more interesting, original, or greater than Bana. His prose poemPrincess Kad?mbariis his supreme achievement. His patron, King Harsha, ruled much of northern India from 606 to 647 CE from his capital at Kannauj.Princess Kad?mbari, a work of fiction set in keenly observed royal courts, has everything. A love story doubled and redoubled in rebirth, the romance was so influential that its title became the word for a novel in some modern Indian languages. In free form verse, the experimental poem embodies enormous originality. Animals, flowers and mythology, as well as humans are presented in sympathetic detail. The complex coherent structure will culminate in a breathtaking conclusion. The two love affairs that dominate the poem have not yet begun in this first volume, where we hear of rituals to obtain a son, and the upbringing of a prince. Altogether the reader is given perhaps the fullest presentation of classical India available in a single work.

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