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Love Lyrics by Amaru, Hari Bhartri

The short lyric poem appears with great frequency in Sanskrit collections and displays a wide range of themes. Bhartri*hari is the most famous composer. Amaru and Bilhana also offer excellent examples. This anthology of the Love Lyrics of three Indian poets conjures up an atmosphere of love both sensual and social, ever in tension with love's rejection or repression. The flavor of all these poems- Amaru's seventh-century C.E. Hundred Poems, Bhartri*hari's anthology Love, Politics, Disenchantment, from the fourth century, and Bilhana's eleventh-century Fifty Stanzas of a Thief -is the universalized aesthetic experience of love. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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-BookForum The books line up on my shelf like bright Bodhisattvas ready to take tough questions or keep quiet company. They stake out a vast territory, with works from two millennia in multiple genres: aphorism, lyric, epic, theater, and romance.

-Willis G. Regier,The Chronicle Review Very few collections of Sanskrit deep enough for research are housed anywhere in North America. Now, twenty-five hundred years after the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, the ambitious Clay Sanskrit Library may remedy this state of affairs.

-Tricycle No effort has been spared to make these little volumes as attractive as possible to readers: the paper is of high quality, the typesetting immaculate. The founders of the series are John and Jennifer Clay, and Sanskritists can only thank them for an initiative intended to make the classics of an ancient Indian language accessible to a modern international audience.

-The Times Higher Education Supplement The Clay Sanskrit Library represents one of the most admirable publishing projects now afoot. . . . Anyone who loves the look and feel and heft of books will delight in these elegant little volumes. -New Criterion


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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2005

Author

Amaru, Hari Bhartri

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Publisher

New York University Press

Format

Hardback
327 pages

Categories

Poetry by individual poets

ISBN

9780814799383

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