Black Marigolds

Black Marigolds

by E. Powys Mathers
     
 

Black Marigolds

by E. Powys Mathers

"This is a versified translation of the Caurapancasika. This love poem of fifty stanzas was written by the Kasmiri poet Bilhana Kavi in the 11th century. The story runs that the Brahman Bilhana had a clandestine love affair with Princess Yaminipurnatilaka, the daughter of King Madanabhirama. He was discovered…  See more details below

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Black Marigolds

by E. Powys Mathers

"This is a versified translation of the Caurapancasika. This love poem of fifty stanzas was written by the Kasmiri poet Bilhana Kavi in the 11th century. The story runs that the Brahman Bilhana had a clandestine love affair with Princess Yaminipurnatilaka, the daughter of King Madanabhirama. He was discovered and Bilhana wrote this poem in prison before he learned whether he would be executed or banished. The historic outcome is unknown, which adds to the readers' suspense.

Initially this poem was transmitted orally, and by the time it was written down, there several variations: the South Indian versions tend to have a happy ending, and the Northern, Kashmiri, recension has an open ending."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011959035
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
01/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
232 KB

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