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Knutson: Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry

Knutson, Jesse Ross:
Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry : the Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond / Jesse Ross Knutson. - Berkeley ; Los Angeles ; London : University of California Press, 2014. - ca. 224 S. - (South Asia Across the Disciplines)
ISBN 978-0-520-28205-6
US$ 60,00 / £ 41,95
DDC: 891.21009
-- Angekündigt für März 2014 --

At the turn of the twelfth-century into the thirteenth, at the court of King Laksmanasena of Bengal, Sanskrit poetry showed profound and sudden changes: a new social scope made its definitive entrance into high literature. Courtly and pastoral, rural and urban, cosmopolitan and vernacular confronted each other in a commingling of high and low styles. A literary salon in what is now Bangladesh, at the eastern extreme of the nexus of regional courtly cultures that defined the age, seems to have implicitly reformulated its entire literary system in the context of the imminent breakdown of the old courtly world, as Turkish power expanded and redefined the landscape. Through close readings of a little-known corpus of texts from eastern India, this ambitious book demonstrates how a local and rural sensibility came to infuse the cosmopolitan language of Sanskrit, creating a regional literary idiom that would define the emergence of the Bengali language and its literary traditions. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgments. ix
Introduction. 1
1. The Political Poetic of the Sena Court. 17
2. Poetic Antigravity: Govardhana’s Āryāsaptaśatī. 47
3. The Vernacular Cosmopolitan: Jayadeva’s Gītagovinda. 72
4. Vulgar Kāvya: Baḍu Caṇḍīdās’s Śrīkṛṣṇakīrttana. 89
Conclusion: The Tropography of the Sena World. 115
Appendix A. The Complete Verses Attributed to the Sena Kings. 125
Appendix B. The Complete Verses Attributed to Govardhana (Not Found in the Āryāsaptaśatī). 133
Appendix C. The Complete Verses Attributed to Jayadeva (not found in the Gītagovinda). 137
Appendix D. Gītagovinda-Śrīkṛṣṇakīrttana Correspondences. 147
Notes. 155
Bibliography. 195
Index. 207

JESSE ROSS KNUTSON is Assistant Professor of Sanskrit and Bengali in the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. profile.

Quellen: University of California Press; Library of Congress; WorldCat; Bookbutler
Bildquelle: University of California Press
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