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Text to Tradition: The Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia

By: Deven M. Patel

Price: $28.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2016

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 039857

ISBN: 8121513200

Condition: New


WRITTEN IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY, the Naisadhiyacarita (The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem beloved by South Asian literary communities for nearly a millennium. This volume introduces readers to the poem’s author, his reading communities, the modes through which the poem has been read and used, the contexts through which it became canonical, its literary offspring, and the emotional power it still holds for the culture that values it. Text to Tradition privileges the intellectual, affective, and social forms of cultural practice that inform a region’s people a... View more info