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Bilhana Kavi was an 11th-century Kashmiri poet. He is known for his love poem, the Caurapc?ik.

According to legend, the Brahman Bilhana fell in love with the daughter of King Madanabhirama, Princess Yaminipurnatilaka, and had a secretive love affair. They were discovered, and Bilhana was thrown into prison. While awaiting judgement, he wrote the Caurapc?ik, a fifty-stanza love poem, not knowing whether he would be sent into exile or die on the gallows. It is unknown what fate Bilhana encountered. Nevertheless, his poem was transmitted orally around India. There are several versions, including ones from South India which had a happy ending; the Kashmiri version does not specify what the outcome was. The Caurapc?ik was first translated into a European language, French, in 1848. Subsequently it was translated several other times. Notable translations are those of Sir Edwin Arnold (London 1896) and Edward Powys Mathers (Oxford 1919). titled Black Marigolds. This latter version was quoted extensively by John Steinbeck in Cannery Row.

Bilhana is also known for writing a eulogy of the Western Chalukyan king Vikramaditya VI titled Vikramankadevacharita.

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Total Books: 4
Love Lyrics
2005 - Love Lyrics [Clay Sanskrit Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780814799383
ISBN-10: 0814799388
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

Los cincuenta poemas del amor furtivo
1998 - Los Cincuenta Poemas Del Amor Furtivo (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788475174280
ISBN-10: 8475174280

The Hermit and the Love-Thief  Sanskrit Poems of Bhartrihari and Bilhana
Poemes d'un voleur d'amour
Poemes D'un Voleur D'amour [Connaissance de l'Orient - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070714964
ISBN-10: 2070714969