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 Performing Arts and Sacred Models

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the Gupta Empire and in particular the career of Samudragupta. Hindu arts and sciences attained a high level of success, the earliest examples of north Indian temples date to ... More


Beyond Recognition: Shakuntala

Sarah Pinto

in The Doctor and Mrs. A.: Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286676
eISBN:
9780823288892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286676.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

One of the greatest sadnesses of married life for Mrs. A. was the loss of the lead role in a college production of the play Shakuntala. Mrs. A. identified closely with Shakuntala, a heroine whose ... More


Shakuntala and the Ring of Memory

Wendy Doniger

in The Ring of Truth: And Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190267117
eISBN:
9780190621759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267117.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The jewelry of princess Sita plays a key role in the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana, and in a play about an Indian king who falls in love with a mystery woman identified only by her necklace. A ... More


Shakuntala and Somanatha

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Romila Thapar, and Neeladri Bhattacharya

in Talking History: Romila Thapar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo with the Participation of Neeladri Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199474271
eISBN:
9780199090792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474271.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In this section there is a discussion on two books written by Thapar, Shakuntala and Somanatha. She explains what made her choose these two subjects which, in a sense, suggest both a similar and yet ... More


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