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Māgha

Overview
Works: 134 works in 336 publications in 10 languages and 808 library holdings
Genres: Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PK3798.M215, 891.21
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The killing of Shishupala by Māgha( Book )

125 editions published between 1815 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magha's The Killing of Shishupala, written in the seventh century, is a celebrated example of the Sanskrit genre known as mahākāvya, or great poem. This adaptation from the epic Mahābhārata tells the story of Shishupala, who disrupts Yudhishthira's coronation by refusing to honor Krishna, the king's principal ally and a manifestation of divinity. When Shishupala challenges Krishna to combat, he is immediately beheaded. Magha, who was likely a court poet in western India, draws on the rich stylistic resources of Sanskrit poetry to imbue his work with unparalleled sophistication. He expands the narrative's cosmic implications through elaborate depictions of the natural world and intense erotic sensuality, mixing myth and classical erudition with scenes of political debate and battlefield slaughter. Krishna is variously portrayed as refined prince, formidable warrior, and incarnation of the god Vishnu protecting the world from demonic threat. With this translation of The Killing of Shishupala, presented alongside the original text in Devanagari script, English readers for the first time gain access to a masterwork that has dazzled Indian audiences for a thousand years.--
Bālamāgha; Māgha's Śiśupālavadha im auszuge by Māgha( Book )

10 editions published in 1915 in German and Sanskrit and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadham : Mahopādhyāya Śrīmallināthakr̥ta 'Sarvaṅkaṣā' vyākhyāyutaṃ-'Maṇiprabhā' nāmaka Hindīṭīkāsahitam by Māgha( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in Sanskrit and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sanskrit poem with commentaries
Śiśupālavadha-mahākāvyam : Mallināthakr̥ta-"Sarvaṅkaṣā"-vyākhyāyutaṃ, "Rahasyabodhinī"-nāmaka-Hindīvyākhyopetañca by Māgha( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in Sanskrit and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sanskrit play with Sarvaṅkaṣā commentary of Mallinātha and Rahasyabodhinī commentary
Mahākaviśrīmāghaviracitam Śiśupālavadham, sargatrayātmakam : sānvayaḥ, Mallināthakr̥tayā Sarvaṅkaṣāvyākhyayā sametam by Māgha( Book )

7 editions published in 1938 in Sanskrit and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siśupālvadham; prathamaḥ sargaḥ by Māgha( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Sanskrit and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portion of the classical poem on Krishna's slaying of the King Shishupal, an episode retold from the Mahābhārata; with Mallinath's Sanskrit commentary and Hindi introduction, translation and glosses
Śiśupālavadham by Māgha( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in Sanskrit and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadham (sampūrṇam) by Māgha( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Gujarati and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maghabatta's Shishupalavadha. With the commentary (Sandeha-Vishaushadhi) of Vallabhadeva by Māgha( Book )

3 editions published in 1935 in English and Sanskrit and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Śiśupālavadha : with two commentaries, the Sandehaviṣauṣadhi by Vallabha Deva, and the Sarvaṅkaṣā by Mallinātha by Māgha( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in Sanskrit and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadha of Māgha by Māgha( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in Sanskrit and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadhamahākāvyam : "Lalitā"-Saṃskṛta-Hindīvyākhyopetam : ekādaśaḥ sargaḥ by Māgha( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in Sanskrit and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadhaṃ mahākāvyam : 'sudhā' saṃskṛta-hindīvyākhyādvayopetam (parīkṣopayogi 1-2 sargātmakam) by Māgha( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Sanskrit and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Śiśupála badha, or death of Śiśupála : also entitled the Mágha Cávya, or epick poem of Mágha, in twenty cantos by Māgha( Book )

3 editions published in 1815 in English and Sanskrit and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālabadham by Māgha( Book )

1 edition published in 1869 in Sanskrit and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mágha's Tod des Çiçupala. Ein sanskritisches Kunstepos übersetzt und erläutert von Dr. C. Schütz by Māgha( Book )

2 editions published in 1843 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balamagha : Magha's iupalavadha im Auszuge, bearb. von Carl Cappeller by Māgha( )

1 edition published in 1915 in Sanskrit and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Magh

Magh ca. 7. Jh.

Māghabhaṭṭa

Māghabhaṭṭa ca. 7. Jh

माघ

माघभट्ट

Languages
Sanskrit (134)

German (28)

English (21)

Hindi (19)

Telugu (3)

Gujarati (3)

Kannada (3)

French (2)

Oriya (2)

Indic (1)