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Bhasa is a celebrated name in classical sanskrit literature. His works were considered lost, and it was only in the beginning of the 20th century that some of his plays were discovered. This book features his plays.

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Bhasa Haksar A.N.D.
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Book Description Penguin Books India/Penguin Classics, 2008. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 5th or later edition. 13 x 20 cm. Bhasa is a celebrated name in classical Sanskrit drama. Although his dates have not been conclusively established, it is certain that he preceded Kalidasa, who has praised him by name in the prologue of one of his own plays. It has been suggested that Bhasa lived in the Mauryan period, the fourth or the third century BC, but most scholarly opinion places him in the first or the second century AD. Bhasa`s plays were lost over a period of time but thirteen were rediscovered in Kerala at the beginning of the twentieth century. Of these six, forming the present collection, are based on the Mahabharata story which Bhasa embellished for obtaining dramatic effects. The remaining seven are derived from the Ramayana, the Harivamsa and legends and stories prevalent at the time. Bhasa wrote in a period which was politically, socially, economically and most importantly, culturally dynamic. Theatre was already an established art form and the foremost treatise on fine arts, Bharata`s Natyasastra, was written in the same period. Plays were written and performed by professionals supported by other well-developed aspects of stagecraft. For over fifteen hundred years classical Indian commentators and anthologists have counted Bhasa among the foremost writers of ancient India. He made use of the Sanskrit language in a simpler form as compared to the more ornate style of later playwrights. He dispensed with the opening benediction or nandi and began his plays directly with the stage direction. And, most importantly, he broke with convention by giving a tragic ending to one of his plays, Urubhangam, with the death of the hero on stage. CONTENTS: Introduction to the New Edition; Introduction; 1. The Middle One/Madhyama Vyayoga 2. Five Nights/Pancharatram 3. The Envoy/Duta Vakyam 4. The Message/Duta Ghatotkacham 5. Kama`s Burden/Karnabharam 6. The Shattered Thigh/Urubhangam Printed Pages: 157. Bookseller Inventory # 6915

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Book Description Penguin Books India/Penguin Classics, 2008. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 5th or later edition. 13 x 20 cm. Bhasa is a celebrated name in classical Sanskrit drama. Although his dates have not been conclusively established, it is certain that he preceded Kalidasa, who has praised him by name in the prologue of one of his own plays. It has been suggested that Bhasa lived in the Mauryan period, the fourth or the third century BC, but most scholarly opinion places him in the first or the second century AD. Bhasa`s plays were lost over a period of time but thirteen were rediscovered in Kerala at the beginning of the twentieth century. Of these six, forming the present collection, are based on the Mahabharata story which Bhasa embellished for obtaining dramatic effects. The remaining seven are derived from the Ramayana, the Harivamsa and legends and stories prevalent at the time. Bhasa wrote in a period which was politically, socially, economically and most importantly, culturally dynamic. Theatre was already an established art form and the foremost treatise on fine arts, Bharata`s Natyasastra, was written in the same period. Plays were written and performed by professionals supported by other well-developed aspects of stagecraft. For over fifteen hundred years classical Indian commentators and anthologists have counted Bhasa among the foremost writers of ancient India. He made use of the Sanskrit language in a simpler form as compared to the more ornate style of later playwrights. He dispensed with the opening benediction or nandi and began his plays directly with the stage direction. And, most importantly, he broke with convention by giving a tragic ending to one of his plays, Urubhangam, with the death of the hero on stage. CONTENTS: Introduction to the New Edition; Introduction; 1. The Middle One/Madhyama Vyayoga 2. Five Nights/Pancharatram 3. The Envoy/Duta Vakyam 4. The Message/Duta Ghatotkacham 5. Kama`s Burden/Karnabharam 6. The Shattered Thigh/Urubhangam Printed Pages: 157. Bookseller Inventory # 6915

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Book Description Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bhasa is one of the most celebrated names in classical Sanskrit literature. He lived and wrote about two thousand years ago. Though his dates have not been conclusively established, it is certain that Bhasa preceded Kalidasa, the great poet and dramatist of ancient India, who has praised Bhasa by name in one of his own plays. Bhasa's works were considered lost and it was only in the beginning of the twentieth century that some of his plays were recovered. Six of these, which form the present collection, are based on the Mahabharata, which provides a thematic unity to the plays. Bhasa's strengths were his skilful melding of dialogue, legend and dramatic action. The comparatively short and fast-paced plays in The Shattered Thigh are remarkable in their nearness to modern idiom despite their antiquity. Of the six plays in this collection four—The Middle One, The Envoy, The Message and Karna's Burden—are one-act plays evoking tragic and heroic emotions. Five Nights and The Shattered Thigh have three and two acts respectively. The latter is a tragedy in which the hero dies on stage, an innovation that is very unusual in Sanskrit drama. Printed Pages: 160. Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 022786

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Book Description Penguin, New Delhi, India. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bhasa is one of the most celebrated names in classical Sanskrit literature. He lived and wrote about two thousand years ago. Though his dates have not been conclusively established, it is certain that Bhasa preceded Kalidasa, the great poet and dramatist of ancient India, who has praised Bhasa by name in one of his own plays. Bhasa's works were considered lost and it was only in the beginning of the twentieth century that some of his plays were recovered. Six of these, which form the present collection, are based on the Mahabharata, which provides a thematic unity to the plays. Bhasa's strengths were his skilful melding of dialogue, legend and dramatic action. The comparatively short and fast-paced plays in The Shattered Thigh are remarkable in their nearness to modern idiom despite their antiquity. Of the six plays in this collection four—The Middle One, The Envoy, The Message and Karna's Burden—are one-act plays evoking tragic and heroic emotions. Five Nights and The Shattered Thigh have three and two acts respectively. The latter is a tragedy in which the hero dies on stage, an innovation that is very unusual in Sanskrit drama. Printed Pages: 160. Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 022786

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