Sanskrit Poetry, from Vidyākara's Treasury

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Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls
Harvard University Press, 2000 - Poetry - 346 pages
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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
ttvas
51
14
118
at Her Messenger
191
The Lamp
193
Sunset
194
Darkness
198
Poverty anJ Misers 40 Substantiations
260
Flattery of Kings
267
Discouragement
273
Old Age
281
Tne Cremation Ground
282
4 Tne Hero
290
Mountains
293
Peace
297

The Moon
200
Dawn
206
Midday 2 09
209
Fame
211
Allegorical Epigrams 2
215
Breezes
229
j Characterizations
232
Greatness
242
Good Wen 38 Villains
251
Miscellaneous
305
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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About the author (2000)

David H. H. Ingalls was Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Emeritus, Harvard University.

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