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Title A lasting vision : Dandin's mirror in the world of Asian letters / edited by Yigal Bronner.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023]


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Description 1 online resource.
Series South Asia research
South Asia research (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A Lasting Vision is dedicated to the Mirror of Literature (Kavyadarsa), a Sanskrit treatise on poetics composed by Dandin in south India (c. 700 CE) and to its remarkable career throughout large parts of Asia. The Mirror was adapted and translated into several languages in the southern Indian peninsula (Kannada, Tamil) and the Island of Sri Lanka (Sinhala, Pali), as well as in the Tibetan plateau far to the north (Tibetan, Mongolian). In all these receiving cultures it became a classical text and a source of constant engagement and innovation, often well into the modern era. It also travelled to Burma and Thailand, where it held a place of honor in Buddhist monastic education and intellectual life, and likely to the islands of Java and Bali, where it contributed to the production of literature in Old Javanese. There is even reason to believe that it reached China and impacted Chinese literary culture, although far more peripherally than in other parts of Asia. It also maintained a prominent position in the Sanskrit learned discourses throughout the Indian subcontinent for at least a millennium. This multi-authored volume, organized by region and language, is the first attempt to chart and explain the Mirror's amazing transregional and multilingual success: what was so unique about this work that might explain its near-continental conquest, how was it transmitted to and received in the many different environments, and what happened to it whenever it was being adopted and adapted"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Daṇḍin, active 7th century. Kāvyādarśa.
Daṇḍin, active 7th century -- Appreciation.
Daṇḍin, active 7th century. (OCoLC)fst01814863
Kāvyādarśa (Daṇḍin) (OCoLC)fst01363340
Art appreciation. (OCoLC)fst00815447
Literature: history & criticism.
Genre/Form Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
Literary criticism. (OCoLC)fst01986215
Literary criticism.
Added Author Bronner, Yigal, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Lasting vision New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023] 9780197642924 (DLC) 2022027418
ISBN 9780197642948 (epub)
9780197642924 (hardback)
0197642934 electronic book
9780197642955 electronic book
0197642950 electronic book
9780197642931 (electronic book)
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