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Much ado about religion

Author: Jayanta Bhaṭṭa; Csaba Dezső
Publisher: New York : New York University Press : JJC Foundation, 2005.
Series: Clay Sanskrit library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The play satirizes various religions in Kashmir and their place in the politics of King Shankara-varman (883-902 CE). Jayanta's strategy is to take a characteristic figure of the target religion and unmask him as a fraud. By turning his victim's own religious doctrines against him, Jayanta makes a laughingstock of both the philosophy and its adherents." "The leading character, Sankarshana, is a young and dynamic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jayanta Bhaṭṭa; Csaba Dezső
ISBN: 0814719791 9780814719794
OCLC Number: 56956062
Language Note: In English and Sanskrit
Notes: Play.
Description: 320 pages ; 17 cm.
Contents: Disillusion --
Buddha's teaching --
Buddhists defeated --
Lustful ascetics --
Feast of dispassion --
Panic among the fearless --
Religion denied and defended --
Orthodox impostures --
Qualified tolerance.
Series Title: Clay Sanskrit library.
Other Titles: Āgamaḍambara.
Responsibility: by Bhaṭṭa Jayanta ; edited and translated by Csaba Dezső.
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Satirizes various religions in Kashmir and their place in the politics of King Shankaravarman (1883-1902). This title offers a mixture of fiction and history, of scathing satire and intriguing  Read more...

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