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Sakuntala

Texts, Readings, Histories

Sakuntala( )
Author: Thapar, Romila
ISBN:978-0-231-15654-7
Publication Date:Feb 2011
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $212.00
Book Description:

The figure of Sakuntala appears in many forms throughout South Asian literature, most famously in the Mahabharata and in Kalidisa's fourth-century Sanskrit play, Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection. In these two texts, Sakuntala undergoes a critical transformation, relinquishing her assertiveness and autonomy to become the quintessentially submissive woman, revealing much about the performance of Hindu femininity that would come to dominate South Asian culture. Through...
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Book Details
Pages:296
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Asian / Indic
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.1 x 21.6 x 2.088 cm
Book Weight:0.464 Kilograms



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