Mattavilasa Prahasana (Text, English Translation With Introduction)

By: N.P. Unni

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The earliest farcical sketch in one Act, the Mattavilasa or 'Diversion of the Drunk' of King Mahendrvikramavarman of Kanchi, depicts the drunken revelry of a Saiva mendicant bearing A Human skull in lieu of an alms-bowl and accordingly calling himself a Kapalin; his wanderings with his wench through the purlieus of Kanchi on his way to a tavern; his scuffle with a hypocritical Buddhist monk whom he accuses of the theft of the precious bowl; his appeal to degenerate Pasupata to settle the dispute and the final recovery of the bowl from a lunatic who has retrieved it from a stray dog. The earliest farcical sketch in one Act, the Mattavilasa or 'Diversion of the Drunk' of King Mahendrvikramavarman of Kanchi, depicts the drunken revelry of a Saiva mendicant bearing A Human skull in lieu of an alms-bowl and accordingly calling himself a Kapalin; his wanderings with his wench through the purlieus of Kanchi on his way to a tavern; his scuffle with a hypocritical Buddhist monk whom he accuses of the theft of the precious bowl; his appeal to degenerate Pasupata to settle the dispute and the final recovery of the bowl from a lunatic who has retrieved it from a stray dog.Printed Pages: 120.

Title: Mattavilasa Prahasana (Text, English Translation With Introduction)

Author Name: N.P. Unni

Categories: India, Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Delhi, India, Nag Publishers: 1998

ISBN: 8170814014

ISBN 13: 9788170814016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 103970

Keywords: Mattavilasa Prahasana (Text, English Translation With Introduction) N.P. Unni