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Witty, surprising and joyous ... A book to pick up, a book to gift. - ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM

Beautiful ... A book that will delight the reader. - BIBEK DEBROY

Sanskrit has too often been regarded as the sacred language of the gods, yet it is love that has been the overwhelming obsession of Sanskrit writers for over 3,000 years. How to Love in Sanskrit is an invitation to Sanskrit love poetry, bringing together verses and short prose pieces by celebrated writers like Kalidasa and Banabhatta, Buddhist and Jain monks, scholars, emperors, and even some modern-day poets. How do you brew a love potion? Turn someone crimson with a compliment? How do you make love? How do you quarrel and make up? Nurse a broken heart? And how do you let go? There's something for everyone in this brilliantly translated ancient guide to love for modern readers.

 

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'Witty, surprising and joyous, this book banishes notions of solemnity and turgid scholarship that one might nurse about translations from the Sanskrit. Several translations here wear their learning lightly, as good poems must, reminding us that centuries are separated "by historians, not poets". A book to pick up, a book to gift.' - Arundhathi Subramaniam

'This is a beautiful book, with wonderful contemporary translations of love poetry in Sanskrit (with some in Prakrit). The translations will charm and entice readers to read the originals. A difficult book to write, but since the two editors wear their scholarship lightly, they make it seem easy. A book that will delight the reader.' - Bibek Debroy

About the Author

Anusha Rao is a scholar of Sanskrit and Indian religion who likes writing new things about very old things. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Toronto, and writes a column in the Deccan Herald presenting witty Sanskrit-flavoured takes on contemporary issues.

Suhas Mahesh is a scholar of Sanskrit and Prakrit with a terrible weakness for good verse, rare manuscripts and arcane grammar. By day, Suhas is a materials physicist with a PhD from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
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How To Love In Sanskrit Poems

How To Love In Sanskrit Poems

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  • ISBN: 9789356999800
  • Author: Anusha Rao Suhas Mahesh
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Pages: 328
  • Format: Hardback
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Witty, surprising and joyous ... A book to pick up, a book to gift. - ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM

Beautiful ... A book that will delight the reader. - BIBEK DEBROY

Sanskrit has too often been regarded as the sacred language of the gods, yet it is love that has been the overwhelming obsession of Sanskrit writers for over 3,000 years. How to Love in Sanskrit is an invitation to Sanskrit love poetry, bringing together verses and short prose pieces by celebrated writers like Kalidasa and Banabhatta, Buddhist and Jain monks, scholars, emperors, and even some modern-day poets. How do you brew a love potion? Turn someone crimson with a compliment? How do you make love? How do you quarrel and make up? Nurse a broken heart? And how do you let go? There's something for everyone in this brilliantly translated ancient guide to love for modern readers.

 

Review

'Witty, surprising and joyous, this book banishes notions of solemnity and turgid scholarship that one might nurse about translations from the Sanskrit. Several translations here wear their learning lightly, as good poems must, reminding us that centuries are separated "by historians, not poets". A book to pick up, a book to gift.' - Arundhathi Subramaniam

'This is a beautiful book, with wonderful contemporary translations of love poetry in Sanskrit (with some in Prakrit). The translations will charm and entice readers to read the originals. A difficult book to write, but since the two editors wear their scholarship lightly, they make it seem easy. A book that will delight the reader.' - Bibek Debroy

About the Author

Anusha Rao is a scholar of Sanskrit and Indian religion who likes writing new things about very old things. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Toronto, and writes a column in the Deccan Herald presenting witty Sanskrit-flavoured takes on contemporary issues.

Suhas Mahesh is a scholar of Sanskrit and Prakrit with a terrible weakness for good verse, rare manuscripts and arcane grammar. By day, Suhas is a materials physicist with a PhD from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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