New York, New York, U.S.A. 1989 Cloth First Edition New in New jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth binding, 191 pp. Never before translated into English,
this 2nd-century Tamil verse epic is one of the great classics of Indian culture. It is a sequel to the Shilappadikaram, which was also translated into prose by musician and Hindu scholar Alain Dani?lou. Manimekhala? is the story of a beautiful young dancer who?with the help of various gods, demigods, and a magic bowl christened the Cow of Abundance?chooses to forego her training as a courtesan in order to dedicate her life to charity and to attaining enlightenment. The story brings a lost age back to life, with vivid details of the period's arts, customs, and religions. New in new dustjacket.
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