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Messenger Poems (Clay Sanskrit Library #37) (Hardcover)

Messenger Poems (Clay Sanskrit Library #37) By Kali Dasa, Dhoyi, Rupa Gosvamin Cover Image
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Sanskrit Messenger poems evoke the pain of separated sweethearts through the formula of an estranged lover pleading with a messenger to take a message to his or her beloved. The plea includes a lyrical description of the route the messenger will take and the message itself. The first was the Cloud Messenger, composed by Sanskrit's finest poet, Kali-dasa, in the fifth century CE. This inspired the next, the Wind Messenger, composed in praise of King L kshmana-sena of Gauda (Bengal) in the twelfth century by Dhoyi, one of his court poets. Numerous more followed, including the third in the CSL selection, the sixteenth-century Swan Messenger, composed in Bengal by Rupa Go-svamin, a devotee of Krishna.
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Product Details
ISBN: 9780814757147
ISBN-10: 0814757146
Publisher: Clay Sanskrit
Publication Date: June 1st, 2006
Pages: 440
Language: English
Series: Clay Sanskrit Library