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Damayanti and Nala

Wadley, Susan Snow [Hrsg.]:
Damayanti and Nala : the many lives of a story / ed. by Susan S. Wadley. - New Delhi : Chronicle Books ; Bangalore : Distributed by Orient Blackswan, 2011. - vi, 341 S.
ISBN 81-8028-037-3 / 978-81-8028-037-5
Rs. 750,00
US$ 18,50 (Munshiram Manoharlal)
US$ 31,35 (Biblia Impex)
US$ 37,60 (D.K. Agencies)
US$ 56,70 (Bagchee)
DDC: 294.5923046

The book with accounts by anthropologists, Sanskritists, historians and literary scholars examines the many renditions of the story of Nala and Damayanti to provide readers new understandings of the popular story. It brings out the many meanings behind the story of Damayanti and her spouse Nala: the worth of love and devotion, the meaning of being human, the play of the gods as revealed in the story and the pain of separation and unjust accusations. It reveals the story in its famous Mahabharata rendition and in numerous other sources—paintings like the Kangra paintings, stories told for women’s vrats in Rajasthan, oral epics of Uttar Pradesh and classical Telugu poetry.

Aus dem Inhalt
Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shuman:
Nala: The life of a story. 1
David Shuman and Velcheru Narayana Rao:
The story of Nala. 13
Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam:
An Indo-Persian retelling of Nala and Damayanti. 38
Lindsey Hardan:
Nal and Dayamanti's reversals of fortune: Perspectives on when a woman should know better. 82
Ann Grodzins Gold:
Dayamanti's string : Epic threads in women's ritual stories. 109
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger:
Pandvani heroines, Chhattisgarhi daughters. 130
Susan S. Wadley:
Raja Nal's Purana and the Jat kingdom of Braj. 155
Rich Freeman:
The performative context of Nala in late medieval Kerala. 187
M. Whitney Kelting:
Nala's weakness and Dayamanti's power: Jain tellings of the great love story. 242
Phyllis Granoff:
Leaving Dayamanti Again (and Again): Jain retellings of the Nala Story. 265
David Shulman:
Nala Unhinged: Pukalentippulavar's Nalavenpa. 283

SUSAN S. WADLEY, Ford Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, Syracuse University (USA). Profile page.

Quellen: WorldCat; Biblia Impex; D.K. Agencies; Bagchee; Munshiram Manoharlal