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Title Messenger poems / by Kālidāsa, Dhoyī & Rūpa Gosvāmin ; translated by Sir James Mallinson.

Imprint New York : New York University Press : JJC Foundation, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  891 M29M    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 293 p. ; 17 cm.
Series The Clay Sanskrit library
The Clay Sanskrit library.
Language In English and Sanskrit (romanized) on facing pages; includes translations from Sanskrit.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents <<The>> Cloud messenger / Kali·dasa <<The>> Wind messenger / Dhoyi <<The>> Swan messenger / Rupa Go·Svamin.
Summary "Sanskrit messenger poems evoke the pain of separated sweethearts through the formula of an estranged lover pleading with a messenger to take a message to his or her beloved. The plea includes a lyrical description of the route the messenger will take, as well as the message itself." "In the fifth century C.E., Sanskrit's finest poet, Kali dasa, composed "The Cloud Messenger." The beautiful and pure expression of an exiled lover's longing is among the best known and most treasured of all Sanskrit poems." "In the twelfth century, Dhoyi imitated Kali dasa's masterpiece in "The Wind Messenger." Dhoyi's sentiments of love are blended with praise of the poet's royal patron King Lakshmana sena of Gauda (Bengal)."
"Numerous more followed, including the third in the CSL selection, the sixteenth-century "Swan Messenger," composed also in Bengal by Rupa Go svamin, a devotee of Krishna. Here romantic and religious love combine in a poem that shines with the intensity of love for the god Krishna."--Jacket.
Subject Love poetry, Sanskrit -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Subject Love poetry, Sanskrit. (OCoLC)fst01002950
Liebeslyrik -- Sanskrit -- Ausgabe.
Added Author Mallinson, James, 1970-
Kālidāsa. Meghadūta. English & Sanskrit.
Dhoyī, active 12th century. Pavanadūta. English & Sanskrit.
Rūpagosvāmī, active 16th century. Haṃsadūta. English & Sanskrit.
ISBN 0814757146 (cloth : alk. paper)
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