Kshemendra The Courtesan's Keeper

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The Courtesan's Keeper

 
9780143421474: The Courtesan's Keeper

One of Kshmendra's finest satires. The Courtesan's Keeper is a delightful and rambunctious rendition of the life and times of the courtesan Kankali as she teaches the ways of the world to her ward Kalavati. From the attractive courtesan and her shrewd keeper, to the experienced barber and the avaricious trader, the book brings to life the vibrant society of Kashmir Valley a thousand years ago through a host of characters, each drawn in vivid detail. With its terse narrative, directness and economy of style and fast-paced action, the book is fully suited for the twenty-first century leader.

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Kshemendra was a Kashmirian poet of the 11th century who wrote in Sanskrit. His education and literary output were broad and varied. He studied and wrote about Vaishnavism and Buddhism. His literary career extended from around 1037 to 1066. He has also composed plays, descriptive poems, a satirical novel, and also a possible commentary on the Kama Sutra. Some of his works include: Kalavilasa, Samaya Matrika, Narmamala, Desopadesa, Darpadalana and Nitikalpataru.

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