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The origin of the young god : Kālidāsa's Kumārasaṃbhava

Author: Kālidāsa.; Hank Heifetz
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Translation of Kumarasambhava.
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Named Person: Kālidāsa.; Kālidāsa
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kālidāsa.; Hank Heifetz
ISBN: 0520053044 9780520053045 0520071263 9780520071261
OCLC Number: 11783407
Language Note: Translation of: Kumārasambhava.
Notes: Translation of: Kumārasaṃbhava.
Description: xii, 178 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The birth of Umā --
The manifestation of Brahmā --
The burning of the God of love --
Rati's lament --
Achieving the fruit of tapas --
Umā is given to be married --
The marriage of Umā --
The description of Umā's pleasure.
Other Titles: Kumārasambhava.
Responsibility: translated with annotation and an introduction by Hank Heifetz.

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"This remarkable translation of a previously inaccessible text holds its active authority as poetry throughout, never relaxing into simply prosaic patterns nor the all too usual paraphrase. Hank  Read more...

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