Nagananda, or the Joy of the Snake-World; A Buddhist Drama in Five Acts

Nagananda, or the Joy of the Snake-World; A Buddhist Drama in Five Acts

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...Going up, with a laugh, and embracing the VIDIiSHAKA, he tries to put some betel nut in his mouth. Both these names are significant. ekharaka properly means a garland, and Navamalika the double-jasmine. VIDIlSHAKA (perceiving the smell of wine, holds his nose, and turns away his face). How now? Having but just escaped the attack of bees of one sort, I am assailed by an odious bee of a different nature. PARASITE. Why do you turn away your face in anger? (Prostrating himself, and placing the VIDIiSHAKA'S foot on his head.) Be appeased, O Navamalika! Then enters a SERVANT GIRL. GIRL. I am bidden by the queen--" O Navamalika, go to the flower-garden, and say to the keeper, Pallavika, ' To-day, prepare the tamala-bower with especial care, for the bridegroom and Malayavati are going thither.' " I have given the message to Pallavika; and I will now seek my dear friend, S'ekharaka, whose passion will be increased by my night's absence. (Seeing Here he is. (Angrily.) How now! He is courting some other woman! I will just stop, and find out who she is. A pun on the word " madhukara," which means both a "-bee" and a "lover." PARASITE (joyfully). He who, through excessive pride, bows not to S'iva, Vishnu, or Brahma, that.same S'ekharaka falls at thy feet, 0 Navamalika. VIDIiSHAKA. Oh drunken wretch, there is no Navamalika here. GIRL (looking, with a smile). S'ekharaka, overcome with wine, is soothing his /.... reverence Atreya 1n mistake for me. I Will put on a pretence of anger, and have a game with them. SLAVE (having seen the SERVANT GIRL, shaking S'EKHARAKA with his hand). Sir, let her go. It is not Navamalika. Here is Navamalika, just come, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955005
  • 9781236955005