- By Harsha Bhāsa Andrew Skilton

How the Nagas Were Pleased by Harsha & The Shattered Thighs by Bhasa (Clay Sanskrit Library)

  • Title: How the Nagas Were Pleased by Harsha & The Shattered Thighs by Bhasa (Clay Sanskrit Library)
  • Author: Harsha Bhāsa Andrew Skilton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How the Nagas Were Pleased by Harsha The Shattered Thighs by Bhasa Clay Sanskrit Library Two tragic plays that break the rules both show the hero dying on stage a scenario forbidden in Sanskrit dramaturgy King Harsha s play composed in the seventh century re examines the Buddhist tale

    Two tragic plays that break the rules both show the hero dying on stage, a scenario forbidden in Sanskrit dramaturgy King Harsha s play, composed in the seventh century, re examines the Buddhist tale of a magician prince who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a hostage snake naga The Shattered Thighs, attributed to Bhasa, the illustrious predecessor to ancient Kali Two tragic plays that break the rules both show the hero dying on stage, a scenario forbidden in Sanskrit dramaturgy King Harsha s play, composed in the seventh century, re examines the Buddhist tale of a magician prince who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a hostage snake naga The Shattered Thighs, attributed to Bhasa, the illustrious predecessor to ancient Kali dasa, transforms a crucial episode of the Maha bh rata war As he dies from a foul blow to the legs delivered in his duel with Bhima, Dury dhana s character is inverted, depicted as a noble and gracious exemplar amidst the wreckage of the fearsome battle scene.

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