Navigation überspringen.

Poems on Life and Love

Khoroche, Peter / Tieken, Herman [Übers.]:
Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India : Hāla's Sattasaī / transl. from the Prakrit and introduced by Peter Khoroche and Herman Tieken. - Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2009. - ca. 288 S. - (SUNY series in Hindu Studies)
Einheitssachtitel: Sattasaī (auch: Gāthāsaptaśatī) <engl.>
ISBN 978-0-7914-9391-5
US$ 75,00 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-7914-9392-2
US$ 24,95 (Paperback)
-- Angekündigt für März 2009 --

An elegant translation of the Sattasai (or Seven Hundred), India's earliest collection of lyric poetry, Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India deals with love in its many aspects. Mostly narrated by women, the poems reveal the world of local Indian village life sometime between the third and fifth centuries. The Sattasai offers a more realistic counterpart to that notorious theoretical treatise on love the Kāmasūtra, which presents a cosmopolitan and calculating milieu. Translators Peter Khoroche and Herman Tieken introduce the main features of the work in its own language and time. For modern readers, these short, self-contained poems are a treat: the sentiments they depict remain affecting and contemporary while providing a window into a world long past. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgment. vii
Introduction. 1
   Invitation. 15
   Exchanging glances. 17
   Lovers' meetings. 29
   Wrong choices and disappointments. 39
   The go-between. 51
   The young couple. 55
   Making love. 65
   The perfect wife. 83
   The brother-in-law. 87
   Rival wives. 91
   The errant husband. 95
   Getting her name wrong. 103
   Lovers' quarrels. 105
   The faithless wife. 125
   The abducted wife. 131
   Departure. 133
   The traveler's wife. 137
   The traveler. 153
   Country characters. 161
   Gods and saints. 175
   The god of love. 179
   Allegorical verses. 183
   Poetic fancy. 189
   Good men and bad. 197
   Epilogue. 201
Variant readings. 205
Concordance. 207
Bibliography. 211


PETER KHOROCHE is a former lecturer in Sanskrit at the University of London and has previously translated Āryaśūra's Jātakamālā.

HERMAN TIEKEN is Assistant Professor of Sanskrit and Tamil at the Kern Institute, University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. He has translated several Tamil, Sanskrit, and Prakrit texts into Dutch, including the Sattasai and, most recently, the Kāmasūtra.

Quellen: SUNY Press; Amazon; WorldCat; Blackwell Bookshop Online.

Von Herman Tieken haben wir in Indologica bereits das folgende Werk erfaßt:
[26.04.2008] Vatsyayana / Tieken: De Kunst van het Versieren