The Fighting Sargas in Bhāravi’s Kirātārjunīya

A translation of Kirātārjunīya's Sarga XIV-XVIII under the guidance of Mallinātha’s Ghaṇṭāpatha by JAN MARCUS ZWAAN

EAN:  9789402132854
Publicatiedatum:   09-06-2022
Formaat:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
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Indian poetry of the classical style, kāvya, has been long ignored by western Indologists. Nowadays opinion slowly tends to change in favour of this rather extreme poetry. Bhāravi's Kirātārjunīya, the poem treated in this volume is part of the tradition of epic poems or mahākāvyas. Six are recognized. The Kirātārjunīya marks the beginning of a new style of Indian poetry and represents one of the best written in this tradition. The plot is taken from the Mahābhārata.
The authors of the kāvya-tradition are recognized as word painters in the highest sense. Because of that the poems have traditionally been accompanied by indefinite large commentaries written by undisputed scholars such as Mallinātha. One might, carefully poring over those commentaries, at the most catch a glimpse of the real beauty of the epic poem and even then a great deal will be missed.
For the first time now an English translation of Mallinātha's commentary, the Ghantāpatha, on the Cantos XIV-XVIII of the Kirātārjunīya and a rendering of the stanzas concerned is given.
Jan Marcus Zwaan was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He read Classical, and Indian and Iranian Languages at the University of Amsterdam.

    EAN: 9789402132854
    Auteur: 
    Uitgever: Brave New Books
    Publicatiedatum:   09-06-2022
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 170 mm
    Breedte: 240 mm
    Dikte: 48 mm
    Gewicht: 1005 gr
    Voorraad: POD (Beschikbaar als print-on-demand.)
    Aantal bladzijden: 600