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Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Todd T. Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is the English translation of Sugata Saurabha, a poetic rendering of the Buddha's life, published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, by Chittadhar Hrdaya, one of the greatest ... More


Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir

Hamsa Stainton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190889814
eISBN:
9780190889845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889814.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book investigates the history of a popular genre of Sanskrit devotional poetry in Kashmir: the stotra, or hymn of praise. Such hymns demonstrate and frequently reflect upon the close link ... More


Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture

Patrick Olivelle (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190696153
eISBN:
9780190696184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696153.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Much has been written about the Indian ascetic, but hardly any scholarly attention has been paid to the householder, generally referred to in Sanskrit as gṛhastha, “the stay-at-home.” The institution ... More


Introduction

Hamsa Stainton

in Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190889814
eISBN:
9780190889845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889814.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter frames the present study of Sanskrit hymns of praise from Kashmir in terms of the relationship between poetic and religious expression in South Asia. It introduces and discusses six key ... More


Literary Hymns from Kashmir

Hamsa Stainton

in Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190889814
eISBN:
9780190889845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889814.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents an overview of the history and study of literary hymns from Kashmir. In roughly chronological order it introduces the central texts discussed in the remainder of this book. It ... More


Stotra as Kāvya

Hamsa Stainton

in Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190889814
eISBN:
9780190889845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889814.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter investigates the relationship between Sanskrit hymns of praise and classical Sanskrit literature. It first surveys the complicated and often ambiguous position of stotras within Sanskrit ... More


Conclusion

Hamsa Stainton

in Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190889814
eISBN:
9780190889845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889814.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This concluding chapter returns to the recurring themes introduced in Chapter 1—Kashmir, poetry, poetics, stotra, bhakti, and prayer—in light of the arguments developed throughout this book. It ... More


A kāvya Casting for Pradyumna: The Pradyumnābhyudaya of Ravivarman

Christopher R. Austin

in Pradyumna: Lover, Magician, and Scion of the Avatara

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190054113
eISBN:
9780190054144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054113.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Pradyumnābhyudaya—a thirteenth-century Sanskrit play by King Ravivarman—is the focus of Chapter 7. This work, based directly on the Prabhāvatī episode of the late Harivaṃśa, appears to be the ... More


Muslim Mahākāvyas: Sanskrit and Translation in the Sultanates

Luther Obrock

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

In his essay on Muslim mahākāvyas, Luther Obrock studies exchanges between the cosmopolitan idioms of Sanskrit and Persian at pre-Mughal Sultanate courts. He introduces three remarkable texts: ... More


The Body in Love: Nala and Damayantī’s Love/Making in Śrī Harṣa’s Naiṣadhacarita

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

in Human Being, Bodily Being: Phenomenology from Classical India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823629
eISBN:
9780191862236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823629.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The fourth chapter focuses on Canto XVIII of Śrī Harṣa’s twelfth-century poem, the Naiṣadhacarita, which celebrates the post-marital lovemaking of Nala and Damayantī, the hero and heroine whose ... More


Rasa: The Bane of Indian Aesthetics

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the concept of rasa in relation to Indian aesthetics. Rasa is at the heart of Indian thinking about the arts. The idea of alamkāra developed in the context of reflection on ... More


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