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Sakuntala : Texts, Readings, Histories.

Author: Romila Thapar
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.
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The figure of Sakuntala appears in many forms throughout South Asian literature, most famously in the Mahabharata and in Kalidisa's fourth century Sanskrit play, Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection. In these two texts, Sakuntala undergoes a critical transformation, relinquishing her assertiveness and autonomy to become the quintessentially submissive woman, revealing much about the performance of Hindu femininity  Read more...
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Thapar, Romila.
Sakuntala : Texts, Readings, Histories.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011
Named Person: Kālidāsa.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Romila Thapar
ISBN: 9780231527026 0231527020
OCLC Number: 818854307
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1. Preliminaries; 2. THe Narrative form the Mahabharata; 3. The Abhijnana-sakuntalam of Kalidasa; Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection By Kalidasa; 4. Popular and high culture as historical parallels; 5. Adaptations: Another popular tradition and its role in another court; 6. Translations: Orientalism, German romanticism and the image of Sakunstala; 7. Traslation: colonial views; 8. Sakuntala from the perspective of the middle-class nationalism; 9. Conclusion; Endnotes.

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Originally published: New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1999.  Read more...

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