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Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry: The Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond

Jesse Ross Knutson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520282056
eISBN:
9780520957794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282056.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the turn of the thirteenth century, at the court of King Lakṣmaṇasena of Bengal, Sanskrit poetry showed profound and sudden changes: a new social scope made its definitive entrance into high ... More


Poetic Antigravity: Govardhana's āryāsaptaśatī

Jesse Ross Knutson

in Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry: The Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520282056
eISBN:
9780520957794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282056.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Poetry at the Sena court was both similar to and different from—and both continuous and discontinuous with—earlier modes of literary practice. Govardhana—perhaps more than any other poet of this ... More


The Vernacular Cosmopolitan: Jayadeva's Gītagovinda

Jesse Ross Knutson

in Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry: The Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520282056
eISBN:
9780520957794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282056.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reads the Giītagovinda's form and content inseparably in terms of the other, conducting a deep internal comparison within the work itself. In its metrically and aesthetically peculiar ... More


Vulgar Kāvya: Badḍu Canṇdḍīdās's Śrīkṛṣṇakīrttana

Jesse Ross Knutson

in Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry: The Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520282056
eISBN:
9780520957794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282056.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter offers a reading of Baḍu Caṇḍīdās's poem in both implicit and explicit comparison to the Sena archive. How do we characterize the śriīkṛṣṣṇṇakiīrttana's relationship to the literary ... More


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