V Savadatta; A Sanskrit Romance by Subandhu

V Savadatta; A Sanskrit Romance by Subandhu

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... is no tying of the tongue in assent to generosity; 129 there is redness of the lower lip among young girls, but there is no base inclination among subjects; there is cutting in the case of hair, but there is no spinning2 among women; there is swordship of3 swords, but there is no cruelty of men4; death by the sword is ordained of warriors,5 but there is no doss of taxes or children.6 'And set above all the harem is the chief queen,7 named Anangavati, who has a host of delighted attendants as the ichorous streak on the cheek8 of the world-elephant has a swarm of delighted bees; 130 who is tender like Parvati with the beautiful Kumara.9 And in some way, by Heaven's will, there was born 1 Tel. ed., 'there is lack of rtoib among attendants of low rank, but there is no lack of ttttk in undergarments.' Cf. Quintns Curtius, 5. 2. 19 ' Non aliud magis in contumeliam Persarum feminae accipiunt quam admouere lanae manus.' Even the modern weaver castes of India rank only as ' clean udras' (Bhattacharya, Hindu Castes and Sects, pp. 227-236, Calcutta, 1896). s Tel. ed. and Srirangam text, ' in.' 4 Tel. ed. and Srirangam text, ' in minds.' 5 Tel. ed. and Srirangam text, 'in battles.' 6 Tel. ed. and Srirangam text add ' among subjects.' 'Tel. ed. and Srirangam text add ' of that king thus constituted.' B Tel. ed. and Srirangam text omit' on the cheek.' 'Tel. ed. and Srirangam text, 'who is tender and adorned with a golden diadem as Parvatl has the beautiful Kumara and is adorned with a digit of the moon; who is lovely with fresh garlands and has her face adorned with a sectarial to them, after they had reached middle age, a daughter named Vasavadatta, with a form enchanting the triple world; giving joy to the eyes of thousands as...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954424
  • 9781236954428