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Erotic poems from the Sanskrit : a new translation

Author: R Parthasarathy
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2017.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Classical Sanskrit literature boasts an exquisite canon of poetry devoted to erotic love. Noted translator and scholar R. Parthasarathy curates a selection in a new verse translation that introduces  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Erotic poems from the Sanskrit.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017019170
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Parthasarathy
ISBN: 9780231184380 0231184387 9780231184397 0231184395
OCLC Number: 1052762968
Description: pages cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroductionAbhinanda That's How I Saw HerAmaruWho Needs the Gods?In a Hundred PlacesA Taste of AmbrosiaPincersThe BrideAnonLovers' QuarrelThe PledgeA Lover's WelcomeRegretStoneheartedFeigning SleepRemorseWalking the Street by Her HouseThe SheetsA Woman WrongedAubadeLike the Wheels of a ChariotThe WordAn InvitationThe TravelerThe Devoted WifeThe Kingdom's HappinessHairWild NightsThank OfferingAt the Cremation GroundOn a Rainy DayWhen Winter ComesJewelsThe Creaking BedShe Protests Too MuchShe Doesn't Let Go of Her PrideThe Ways of LoveA Lover's WordThe HawkA NeedleTime WastedThe Scholar's LifeFoolish HeartSupreme BlissBanaIn a Corner of the Village ShrineBhartrhariWise MenPoets' ExcessesThe Love GameHipsFear of DeathDesire AloneAdoration of WomanThe Poet Speaks to the KingContentmentMan's LifeOld AgeWhite FlagBhaskara IIElementary ArithmeticBhavabhutiThe Critic ScornedBhavakadeviBitter HarvestBhojaScrambling Out of the WaterBilhanaBite MarksIn Life After LifeAll for LoveDevaguptaDrumbeatsDharmakirtiThe WayJagannatha PanditarajaIndra's HeavenJaghanacapalaWifeKalidasaFlight of the DeerSuch Innocent MovesBlessed SleepKarnotpalaThe LampKesataThe CamelKsemendraAll Eyes on the DoorKsitisaThe Red SealKumaradasaAlbaKutalaFurtive LovemakingMagha The Art of PoetryScentMahodadhiStop Being WillfulMorikaDon't GoMurariHidden Fingernail MarksAn Actor in a FarceRajaputra ParpatiBlow Out the LampRajasekharaHer FaceRudrata What the Young Wife Said to the TravelerSaranaGirl Drawing Water from a WellSiddhokaThe Empty RoadSilabhattarikaThen and NowSonnokaDriven by PassionSriharsaThe Smart GirlIn Her DirectionVallanaSea of ShameOn the GrassThe Essence of PoetryVarahaPoring Over a BookVidyaHollow PleasuresComplaintThe RiverbankVikatanitamba The BedA Word of AdviceYogesvaraFar from HomeWhen the Rains ComeNotesSources of PoemsBibliographyCreditsIndex of Titles and First LinesIndex
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics
Responsibility: [edited and translated by] R. Parthasarathy.


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The book succeeds very well at giving the reader a firm sense of the literary sensibility that informs Sanskrit erotic verse. It has both a breadth of reference and a cosmopolitan spirit. -- Whitney Read more...

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