Erotic Poems from the Sanskrit: An Anthology (Translations by R. Parthasarathy

By R. Parthasarathy

Classical Sanskrit literature boasts a fantastic canon of poetry dedicated to erotic love. In Erotic Poems from the Sanskrit, famous translator and pupil R. Parthasarathy curates a variety in a brand new verse translation that introduces readers to Sanskrit poetry in a contemporary English vernacular. the quantity gains works by means of seventy-two poets, together with seven ladies poets and thirty-five nameless poets, basically composed among the fourth and 17th centuries. It features a distinctive creation that courses readers via Sanskrit poetic kinds and explains how one can learn and get pleasure from the poems in English.

Erotic Poems from the Sanskrit seeks to symbolize the breadth of Sanskrit poetry throughout the a while and to offer a cohesive, thematically unified choice whilst learn as a complete. The works during this quantity depict licit and illicit love, chatting with the fun and sorrows of consummation and separation and a broader cultural social gathering of the pleasures of the flesh. frequently sexually specific, they're replete with recurrent situations and amazing tactile, visible, and olfactory photographs, whose resonance and use as motifs throughout eras are expertly defined. Parthasarathy indicates that Sanskrit poets are our contemporaries regardless of the centuries that separate us, as they converse easily and passionately to a variety of human event. Erotic Poems from the Sanskrit bargains English-speaking readers an attractive and tantalizing initiation into the riches and wonder of this venerable poetic tradition.

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