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 interested in this multifaceted and elegant tradition.

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Contents

GENERAL IN T R O DUICTION I
9
Spring
88
Summer
95
Autumn
111
8
118
Young Women I 28
128
The Blossoming of Love I 38
138
Words of the Female Messenger I 47
147
Greatness 24 2
242
Good Men
245
Villains 25 I
251
Poverty and Misers
256
4o Substantiations
260
Flattery of Kings
267
Discouragement
273
Old Age 28 I
281

The Evidence of Consummation
160
The Lady Parted from Her Lover I 75
175
The Wanton I 86
186
The Lamp
193
Sunset
194
Darkness
198
The Moon
200
3o Dawn 2
209
Fame 2 II
211
Allegorical Epigrams 2 I 5
215
Breezes
229
Characterizations
232
The Cremation Ground
282
The Hero
285
Inscriptional Panegyrics 29 o 47 Mountains
293
Peace
297
Miscellaneous 3o 5
305
go Praise of Poets 3 I 2
313
A NOTE ON THE PRONUINCIATION OF SANSKRIT WORDS
327
REFERENCES
329
INDEX OF AUITHORS
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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