Vasavadatta of Subandhu: (A Sanskrit Romance)
Louis H. Gray
- ISBN: 9788120816756, 8120816757
- Year of Publication: 1999
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 1st
- No. of Pages: 227
- Language: English
This romance is one of the best examples of the artificial and ornate style in Sanskrit prose. The title is derived from that of a drama by Bhasa, the Suapnavasavadattam.
Subandhu,s translator has genereously -- claimed for him a true melody in the long rolling compound, a sesquipedalian majesty which can never be equalled exept in Sanskrit, a lulling music in the alliteration, and a compact brevity in the paronomasias which are in most cases veritable gems of terseness and twofold appropriateness.
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