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Grow Long, Blessed Night: Love Poems from Classical India

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This book presents new English translations of over 200 erotic poems composed in India's three classical languages: Old Tamil, Maharastri Prakrit, and Sanskrit. The poems have been culled from large anthologies that date from as early as the first century CE to as late as the eighth century. Martha Ann Selby's masterful translations allow the poems to stand on their own in English while maintaining the flavors of the original verses. Grouped according to conversational themes, the poems are annotated whenever a brief explanation is necessary. Grow Long, Blessed Night also provides a thorough scholarly introduction to the origins of the poems, suggestions on how to read them, and information about the languages in which they were composed.

Synopsis:

Like red earth and streaming rain,

our loving hearts merged

all by themselves.

Captured in these centuries-old verses are the intoxication of new love, the romance of courtship, and the longing of separated lovers. Here are the voices of older women advising their younger friends, the words of messengers conveying secrets between lovers, and the musings of lovers to themselves. Culled from large anthologies that date from as early as the first century CE to as late as the eighth, Martha Ann Selby's masterful translations allow the poems to stand on their own in English while still maintaining the flavors of the original verses as reflected in idiom and structure. The book's 200 erotic poems are composed in India's three classical languages: Old Tamil, Maharastri Prakit, and Sanskrit, and grouped according to themes, with annotations provided whenever a brief gloss is necessary. After opening with several informative essays on the poems and how to read them, their origin, and the languages in which they were composed, the book proceeds with the delicate images, voices, and emotions of the verses themselves.

About the Author

Martha Ann Selby is Assistant Professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195127348
Translator:
Selby, Martha Ann
Author:
Selby
Translator:
Selby, Martha Ann
Author:
Selby, Martha Ann
Author:
null, Martha Ann
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | India
Subject:
Indic poetry
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Asian - Indic
Subject:
Love poetry, Indic.
Subject:
Indic poetry - To 1500
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Series Volume:
no. 609
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.64 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Like red earth and streaming rain,

our loving hearts merged

all by themselves.

Captured in these centuries-old verses are the intoxication of new love, the romance of courtship, and the longing of separated lovers. Here are the voices of older women advising their younger friends, the words of messengers conveying secrets between lovers, and the musings of lovers to themselves. Culled from large anthologies that date from as early as the first century CE to as late as the eighth, Martha Ann Selby's masterful translations allow the poems to stand on their own in English while still maintaining the flavors of the original verses as reflected in idiom and structure. The book's 200 erotic poems are composed in India's three classical languages: Old Tamil, Maharastri Prakit, and Sanskrit, and grouped according to themes, with annotations provided whenever a brief gloss is necessary. After opening with several informative essays on the poems and how to read them, their origin, and the languages in which they were composed, the book proceeds with the delicate images, voices, and emotions of the verses themselves.

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