ISBN 9788124607244,Pravarasena's Setubandha: Original text in Prakrit accompanied with Sanskrit rendering

Pravarasena's Setubandha: Original text in Prakrit accompanied with Sanskrit rendering

Rs1530 Rs1800 15% OFF

Availability: Available

Usually ships in: 2-3 business days

(Free Delivery)

We Accept
ISBN 9788124607244
Check delivery information
 
ISBN 9788124607244
Publisher

Neha Publishers & Distributors

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788124607244

ISBN-10 8124607249
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 811 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Literary traditions of Sanskrit and Prakrit were highly synchronized for the last two millennia, giving a fillip to arts, cultures and literary creativity. Pravarasena's Setubandha (or Ravanavaho), a fifth-century composition and the first Mahakavya in Prakrit, is an excellent example of this synchronization, and it has exercised unmistakable influence on Bharavi and Magha. This volume, Prof. K.K. Handiqui's English translation of Setubandha with detailed introduction and notes, is a monumental work of the past century in Prakrit Mahakavyas. The author has undertaken this onerous task with amazing accuracy and analytical acumen. In this critical translation, Prof. Handiqui recovers and clarifies the original meanings, Pravarasena's intentions and implications of poetic expression in Setubandha. While doing so, he has consulted vast mass of Sanskrit commentaries, without compromising his own authority. Therefore it brings to one's attention Pravarasena's meticulous style and his use of Prakrit language. This is the first comprehensive edition of Setubandha that includes the original text in Prakrit with its chaya in Sanskrit, a complete translation in English with exhaustive notes. This scholarly title should invoke keen interest among the academia of Sanskrit and Prakrit, students and researchers, as it represents a significant phase in the development of Kavya poetry, after Kalidasa.
Scroll