Sanskrit Poetry, from Vidyākara's Treasury
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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ABHINANDA ACALA allegorical epigram AMARU CollectION anger anthologist anthology arms asoka beauty bees BHARTRHARI BHARTRHARI collectION BHAvABHÚTI blossoms body Brahmā breasts buds burning century charming cheek clouds cuckoo D. D. Kosambi dance darkness delight demon Dharmakīrti earth elephant emotion English erotic example eyes face fire flame flowers furnish Ganeśa Ganges girl glance gods grow hair hand head heart heaven Himälaya HITOPADESA Indian Intr jasmine Kālidasa Kāma kāvya king leaves limbs lotus Love's lover Mahābhārata mistress mood moon moonlight mountain MURARI Nandin nature necklace night ocean ornament Pāla play poets praise present section Purāna rain RAJASEKHARA Rāma Rāmāyana Rāvana rays refer Rigveda sandalwood Sanskrit literature Sanskrit poetry Śiva Siva's sleep snake speak speech suggestion sweet taste tears trees trembling turn Umā VAKPATIRAJA VALLANA verses Vidyākara Vindhya virtue Visnu waterlilies wife wind woman women words Yogesvara young