Maha-Vira-Carita; The Adventures of the Great Hero Rama. an Indian Drama in Seven Acts. Translated Into English Prose from the Sanskrit of Bhavabhuti. by John Pickford

Maha-Vira-Carita; The Adventures of the Great Hero Rama. an Indian Drama in Seven Acts. Translated Into English Prose from the Sanskrit of Bhavabhuti. by John Pickford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... and VICVAMITRA (aside). This too was taught by the boy. J AMADAGNYA. Remabhadra, consent to my going to the forest. VICVAMITRA. Allow me also then. An increase of the auspicious acts arising from the union of the children has taken place in the palaces of Raghu and Janaka. The subjection of the chief of Bhrigus--(He stops in the middle of the sentence). And when I have paid homage to the dear child whose greatness is known by the chief of Bhrigus I will go well pleased to my home. DACARATHA. My son Ramabhadra! thy revered Kaucika is gone. VICVAMITRA (embracing RAMA with tears). I cannot hear to leave thee, fair one! but the constant performance of rites deprives me of my free will; for in the case of those who keep sacrificial fires, the condition of householders is beset with sins that may arise from neglect. VASISHTHA. You have free liberty to come and go from house to VICVAMITRA. If your holiness agrees with me, then come, we will both go to Siddhacrama. As I go with thee before me, I shall become a worthy guest of the mother of Madhuchhandas. VASISHTHA. What! in so small a matter as this, can you not control us? KINGS. The meeting of these holy sages is pleasant and pure. Even the enmity of these two who know each other's noble-mindedness, but whose soul is unknown by others, shines brightly. What then can be said of their friendship? (A voice behind the scenes.) The bride of Rama here pays homage to the holy teachers. SAINTS. Child, daughter of Janaka! when the great fears of the slayer of Vritra are allayed by thy husband a hero courteous and successful, let Cachi with her mind pay thee exceeding homage, a mark of respect to the wife of the best of Kshatriyas. RAMA (to himself). It may shortly be so, when the demons are...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895169
  • 9781236895165