Sanskrit Poetry, from Vidyākara's Treasury

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Harvard University Press, 1968 - Poetry - 346 pages

In this rich collection of Sanskrit verse, the late Daniel Ingalls provides English readers with a wide variety of poetry from the vast anthology of an eleventh-century Buddhist scholar.

Although the style of poetry presented here originated in royal courts, Ingalls shows how it was adapted to all aspects of life, and came to address issues as diverse as love, sex, heroes, nature and peace. More than thirty years after its original publication, Sanskrit Poetry continues to be the main resource for all interseted in this multifaceted and elegant tradition.

 

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Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1
THE ANTHOLOGY
9
13 The Buddha and the Bodhisattvas
51
Śiva
55
Śivas Household
67
Visnu
74
The Sun
86
Spring
88
Dawn
206
Midday
209
Fame
211
Allegorical Epigrams
215
Breezes
229
Characterizations
232
Greatness
242
Good Men
245

Summer
95
Ιο The Rains
99
Autumn
106
Early Winter III
111
Late Winter
114
Kama I 18
119
Adolescence I 21
124
Young Women I 28
133
The Blossoming of Love
138
Words of the Female Messenger
147
Love in Enjoyment
151
The Evidence of Consummation
160
The Woman Offended
164
The Lady Parted from Her Lover
175
The Lover Separated from His Mistress
180
The Wanton 1 86
186
The Ladys Expression of Anger at Her Messenger
191
The Lamp
193
Sunset
194
Darkness
198
The Moon
200
Villains
251
Poverty and Misers
256
Substantiations
260
Flattery of Kings
267
Discouragement
273
Old Age
281
The Cremation Ground
282
The Hero
285
Inscriptional Panegyrics
290
Mountains
293
Peace
297
Miscellaneous
305
Praise of Poets
312
Punning Verses
319
A NOTE ON THE PRONUNCIATION
325
SANSKRIT WORDS
327
REFERENCES
329
INDEX OF AUTHORS
333
GENERAL INDEX
337
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Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Sr., was Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

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