Author: A.M. Shastri

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120813366

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Page: 296

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The Kuttani-mata of Damodaragupta is one of the few works in the history of classical Sanskrit literature the time and locale of the composition whereof can be ascertained with a fair degree of certainty. We learn from Kalhana that Damodaragupta occupied a high position under the Karkota-Naga king Jayapida Vinayaditya who ruled over Kashmir in the closing years of the eighth and early years of the ninth centuries A.D. A critical study of the internal evidence indicates that the work was probably composed a few years after the close of Jayapida's reign. As indicated by the title, the text aims at exposing the secrets of the whole craft of prostitution in the form of the advice of an experienced bawd (Kuttani) to a courtesan, and from this point of view it occupies a unique place in the whole range of Sanskrit literature; for the account is based not only on the standard erotic texts like Vatsyayana's Kama-sutra but draws copiously upon the poet's personal observation of the actual state of affairs obtaining in post-Jayapida Kashmir. But the poem has a much wider scope than its professed theme and covers the entire gamut of contemporary life of Kashmir in particular and northern India in general in all its varied aspects and as such forms an important source for the study of contemporary Indian society. The present work attempts a critical evaluation of this evidence in the light of relevant literary and archaeological data. In the process new light is thrown on several important questions.
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Author: E. Burke Inlow

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120822924

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Page: N.A

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This Book is a study in political and legal theory. Its concern is with the power of Shahanshah- its essential nature its traditions the exercise of its function. In 7 Chapters, identifiable with the office of the Shahanshah the book offers - a synopsis of Iranian National Epic (1) Aspects of Achaemenid history and the establishment of the Monarchy (2) the aristocracy (3) the relationship between politics and religion (4) the armed forces (5) the Government (6) and law justice and rule (7). This is not a formal history but a record of series of parallels.
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Author: Diana L. Eck

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231114479

Category: History

Page: 427

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"In BANARAS, Diana Eck . . . has written a notable book about this greatest of Indian pilgrimage sites. . . . Her brilliant, comprehensive book seems likely to remain for a long time the definitive work on this great Indian city".--WASHINGTON POST. 61 photos. 7 maps.
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The Golden Age of India

Author: Abraham Eraly

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0670084786

Category: India

Page: 936

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Author: Asiatic Society of Bombay,Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Bombay Branch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Orient

Page: N.A

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Author: Stephen Markel

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

ISBN: 9780773494015

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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This interdisciplinary study investigates the art-historical, textual, and epigraphical evidence regarding the origin and development of the Indian planetary deities. With 52 illustrations.
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society and culture in Himachal Pradesh

Author: Laxman S. Thakur,Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Himachal Pradesh (India)

Page: 396

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Where Mortals And The Mountain Gods Meet Brings Together A Group Od Scholars From Different Disciplines Such As Art, Music, Religion, History, Economics And Pure Sciences To Present A Variety Of Approaches To The Study Of Mountain Societies. It Examines The Importance Of The Himalayan Snow For The Perennial Rivers; Its Rich And Diversified Plant Biodiversity And Forest Wealth; The Economy And Society Including The Pastoralist Communities; Architectural, Sculpture And Epigraphical Treasures; The Traditional System Of Knowledge And Its Celebrity At The Village Level And Many More Interesting Topics. It Includes Twenty-Four Contributions Covering A Large Span Of Himachal`S Cultural Past From Early Times To The Recent Period. It Will Interest Every Scholar Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern Himalayan Studies.
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The ways of originality (Bana to Damodaragupta)

Author: Anthony Kennedy Warder

Publisher: Asian Humanities Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 641

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an introduction

Author: K. Kunjunni Raja

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sanskrit drama

Page: 38

View: 4707

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