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Title Poems from the Satsai / Biharilal ; translated by Rupert Snell.
Author Bihari Lal, 1595-1663, author.
Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2021.
Copyright date ©2021
Description xxxvi, 149 pages ; 22 cm.
Call # 891.4312 B
Series Murty classical library of India ; 27
Murty classical library of India ; 27.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In his Satsai, or Seven Hundred Poems, the seventeenth-century poet Biharilal draws on a rich vernacular tradition, blending amorous narratives about the god Krishna and the goddess Radha with archetypal hero and heroine motifs from older Sanskrit and Prakrit conventions. While little is known of Biharilal's life beyond his role as court poet to King Jai Singh of Amber (1611-1667), his verses reflect deep knowledge of local north Indian culture and geography, especially the bucolic landscapes of Krishna's youth in the Braj region (in today's Uttar Pradesh). With ingenuity and virtuosity, Biharilal weaves together worldly experience and divine immanence, and adapts the tropes of stylized courtly poetry, such as romantic rivalries, clandestine trysts, and the bittersweet sorrow of separated lovers. Poems from the Satsai comprises a selection of four hundred couplets from this enduring work. The Hindi text-composed in Braj Bhasha, the literary language of early-modern north India-is presented here in the Devanagari script and accompanies a new English verse translation"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Introduction and notes in English followed by facing pages translations of poems with Hindi on the verso and English on the rectos ; Devanagari script.
Subject Braj poetry -- 1500-1800 -- History and criticism.
Braj poetry. (OCoLC)fst00837804
1500-1800
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author Container of (expression): Bihari Lal, 1595-1663. Satasaī.
Container of (expression): Bihari Lal, 1595-1663. Satasaī. English.
Snell, Rupert, translator.
ISBN 9780674987074 hardcover
0674987071 hardcover
9780674251717 paperback
0674251717 paperback

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