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Sanskrit Poetry from Vidyakara's "Treasury"
Sanskrit Poetry from Vidyakara's Treasury Author:Daniel H. H. Ingalls (Translator) This volume, first published in 1965, is a brief version of Daniel H. H. Ingalls' translation of Vidyakara's Subhasitaratnakosa ("Treasury of Well-turned Verse"), an eleventh-century anthology of Sanskrit poetry. The Sanskrit text of the anthology, edited by D. D> Kosambi and V. V. Gokhale, appeared as volume 42 of the Harvard Oriental Se... more »ries. The complete translation was published as volume 44 of the same series under the title An Anthology of Sanskrit Court Poetry: Vidyakara's "Subhasitaratnakosa."
Although Ingalls decided to call his translation an anthology of Sanskrit court poetry, it contains many vivid pictures of life far removed from the court. The style of verse was first developed and always for the most part written at royal courts, and its vocabulary, its figures of speech, and its system of building suggestions reflect the leisurely aesthetics of court life.« less