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Messenger Poems
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Messenger Poems (Hardback)

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Sanskrit Messenger poems evoke the pain of separated sweethearts through the formula of an estranged lover pleading with a messenger to take a message to his or her beloved. The plea includes a lyrical description of the route the messenger will take and the message itself. The first was the Cloud Messenger, composed by Sanskrit's finest poet, Kali*dasa, in the fifth century CE. This inspired the next, the Wind Messenger, composed in praise of King Lakshmana*sena of Gauda (Bengal) in the twelfth century by Dhoyi, one of his court poets. Numerous more followed, including the third in the CSL selection, the sixteenth-century Swan Messenger, composed in Bengal by Rupa Go*svamin, a devotee of Krishna.





Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation





For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

Sir James Mallinson translates and edits Sanskrit literature full time for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.

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