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Design and Rhetoric in a Sanskrit Court: The Kiratarjuniya of Bharavi

Peterson, Indira Viswanathan

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ISBN 10: 0791456145 / ISBN 13: 9780791456149
Published by State University of New York Press
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Title: Design and Rhetoric in a Sanskrit Court: The...

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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Explores the earliest literary treatment of Arjuna's combat with the great god Siva, providing an introduction to the Sanskrit court epic. Peterson proves that it is possible and fruitful to approach mahakavya such as Arjuna and the Hunter through the aesthetic values it embodies. She succeeds in making one of the greatest works of literature accessible and meaningful to non-specialists, as well as useful for teachers of South Asian culture and religion. History of Religions

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"Indira Viswanathan Peterson provides an introduction to the Sanskrit court epic (mah?k?vya), an important genre in classical Indian poetry, and the first study of a celebrated sixth-century poem, the Kir?t?rjun?ya (Arjuna and the Hunter) of Bh?ravi. Sanskrit court epics are shown to be characterized both by formalism and a deep engagement with enduring Indian values. The Kir?t?rjun?ya is the earliest literary treatment of the narrative of the P?n|d|ava hero Arjuna's battle with the great god ?iva, a seminal episode in the war epic Mah?bh?rata. Through a close analysis of the structural strategies of Bh?ravi's poem, the author illuminates the aesthetic of the mah?k?vya genre. Peterson demonstrates that the classical poet uses figurative language, rhetorical devices, and structural design as the primary instruments for advancing his argument, the reconciliation of heroic action, ascetic self control, social duty, and devotion to God. Her discussion of the Kir?t?rjun?ya in relation to its historical setting and to renderings of this epic episode in literary texts and temple sculpture of later periods reveals the existence of complex transactions in Indian civilization between the discourses of heroic epic and court poetry, political ideologies and devotional religion, Sanskrit and the regional languages, and classical and folk traditions. Selections from the Kir?t?rjun?ya are presented in poetic translation."

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