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Manimekhalai: The Dancer with the Magic Bowl
     

Manimekhalai: The Dancer with the Magic Bowl

by Merchant-Prince Prince Shattan, Alain Danielou (Translator)
 
Never before translated into English, the Manimekhalai is one of the great classics of Indian culture. It is the story of a beautiful young dancer who decides to forego her looming career as a courtesan in order to dedicate her life (with the aid of gods, demigods, and a magic bowl called the Cow of Abundance) to charity and to attaining the 'bright light of knowledge

Overview

Never before translated into English, the Manimekhalai is one of the great classics of Indian culture. It is the story of a beautiful young dancer who decides to forego her looming career as a courtesan in order to dedicate her life (with the aid of gods, demigods, and a magic bowl called the Cow of Abundance) to charity and to attaining the 'bright light of knowledge.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811210973
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Alain Daniélou was an Indian historian, intellectual, musicologist, and a noted western convert to and expert of Shaivite Hinduism.

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