Priyadarsika: A Sanskrit Drama By Harsha, King of Northern India in the Seventh Century A.D. (Columbia University Indo-Iranian Series, Volume Ten)


cxi + 137 pp. Presumed 1st. Map. The first English translation of a Hindu drama composed in Sanskrit and Prakrit by Harsha , who reigned as king in Northern India from 606 to 647 A.D. Harsha was the author of two other dramas, the Ratnavali and the Nagananda, as well as a number of stanzas that have been preserved (see pages xxxix-xlix). Scholarly, with background information not only on the play but also on the life and times of Harsha, down to an analysis of the plants described in the play, the relationship of Harsha to other Sanskrit literature and characteristics of the language used in the play. Dark red cloth with bright gilt. Spine a little faded but still legible, a little dusting at top spine, book very slightly bowed, pages a little creamy but clean. Scarce and in nice condition.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: Priyadarsika: A Sanskrit Drama By Harsha, King of Northern India in the Seventh Century A.D. (Columbia University Indo-Iranian Series, Volume Ten)

Author Name: Harsha (Sri-Harsha-Deva); Trans. Nariman, G.K. (Gushtaspshah Kaikhushro); Jackson, A.V. Williams; Ogden, Charles J.

Categories: Language Study,Ancient,Medieval,Classical & Modern, Literature,Poetry,Drama,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1923

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 000702

Keywords: Classical Languages; Sanskrit; Udayana,