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MESSENGER POEMS + DHOYI&RUPA GO-SV

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Sanskrit Messenger poems evoke the pain of separated sweethearts through the formula of an estranged lover pleading with a messenger to take a message to his or her beloved. The plea includes a lyrical description of the route the messenger will take and the message itself. The first was the Cloud Messenger, composed by Sanskrit's finest poet, Kali-dasa, in the fifth century CE. This inspired the next, the Wind Messenger, composed in praise of King Lákshmana-sena of Gauda (Bengal) in the twelfth century by Dhoyi, one of his court poets. Numerous more followed, including the third in the CSL selection, the sixteenth-century Swan Messenger, composed in Bengal by Rupa Go-svamin, a devotee of Krishna.
Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation
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ISBN: 
0814757146 (9780814757147)
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Hardcover
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Publication Date: 
June 1, 2006
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