By Peter Khoroche,Herman Tieken
An stylish translation of the Sattasaī (or Seven Hundred), India’s earliest number of lyric poetry, Poems on existence and Love in historical India bargains with love in its many points. normally narrated via girls, the poems demonstrate the area of neighborhood Indian village existence someday among the 3rd and 5th centuries. The Sattasaī bargains a extra sensible counterpart to that infamous theoretical treatise on love the Kāmasūtra, which offers a sophisticated and calculating milieu. Translators Peter Khoroche and Herman Tieken introduce the most positive aspects of the paintings in its personal language and time. for contemporary readers, those brief, self-contained poems are a deal with: the emotions they depict stay affecting and modern whereas offering a window right into a global lengthy past.
“These self-contained couplets are as horny as they're gentle; they're energetic and playful, depression and haunting, usually very humorous, and regularly startling.” — Lee Siegel, writer of affection in a lifeless Language
Peter Khoroche is a former lecturer in Sanskrit on the college of London and has formerly translated Ārya Śūra’s Jātakamālā.
Herman Tieken is Assistant Professor of Sanskrit and Tamil on the Kern Institute, college of Leiden, within the Netherlands. He has translated numerous Tamil, Sanskrit, and Prakrit texts into Dutch, together with the Sattasaī and, such a lot lately, the Kāmasūtra.
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Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India: Hala's Sattasai (SUNY series in Hindu Studies) by Peter Khoroche,Herman Tieken