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"Self-Surrender," "Peace," "Compassion," and the "Mission of the Goose"

"Self-Surrender," "Peace," "Compassion," and the "Mission of the Goose"

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About the Book

Vedanta Deshika (1268-1369) was perhaps the most outstanding Sanskrit author in the South Indian tradition focused on Vishnu and one of the most original poets in all of Sanskrit literature. Two of his best-known works appear here. The Mission of the Goose, in the genre of messenger-poems modeled on Kali dasa's famous Cloud Messenger, has Rama send a goose with a message for Sita, flying to Lanka over graphically described Tamil temples. Compassion is a meditation about the compassionate aspect of Vishnu, particularly as embodied in the great temple of Tirupati. Appayya Dikshita (1520 -1592) and Nila kantha Dikshita (1580 1644) belong to one family as well as to the same religious world centered on Shiva. Appayya's Self-Surrender to his deity is the most personal of the polymath's works. In Peace his great-nephew Nila kantha, political high achiever as well as poet, reevaluates renunciation and transcendence in a skeptical, intimate, and deeply unsettling voice.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780814741108
  • Publisher: Clay Sanskrit
  • Publisher Imprint: Clay Sanskrit
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Weight: 246 gr
  • ISBN-10: 081474110X
  • Publisher Date: 01 Sep 2009
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 163 mm
  • No of Pages: 316
  • Series Title: Clay Sanskrit Library
  • Sub Title: Poems and Prayers from South India
  • Width: 117 mm

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