By Arthur Sidgwick

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Dɪ Dʀʜ et al. New York: Longman. Pʟʟ, Sʜʟɴ. . ’ In Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia, edited by Sʜʟɴ Pʟʟ. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pʟʟ, Sʜʟɴ. . ‘Rāmāyana . : –. Pʟʟ, Sʜʟɴ. . The Rāmāyana . of Vālmīki, Vol. II: Ayodhyā. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Rɢʜɴ, V. . Some Old Lost Rama Plays. Annamalainagar: Annamalai University. Rɴɴ, A. K. . , Many Rāmāyanas. Rɪʜɴ, Pʟ, ed.

Mālatīmādhavatīkā: Le commentaire de . Harihara sur le Mālatīmādhava de Bhavabhūti. Pondicherry: Institut français de Pondichéry. , and C. N. Jʜɪ, trans. . Uttararāmacarita [with the commentary of Ghanaśyāma]. Girgaum, Bombay, sold by the Oriental Pub. ; reprint Delhi, . Mʟʟ, Tʀ, ed. . Mahāvīra-Caritam. London: Humphrey Milford. Sɴʀ R Sʀɪ, C. ed. . Uttararāmacharita [with the commentary of Nārāyana]. Mylapore, Madras: Sri Balamanorama Press. Pʀɪʀʏ Wʀ Aucityavicāracarcā of Ksemendra.

Consider this celebrated verse from ‘Málati and Mádhava’: Those quick to disparage me here know something, I am sure, but I don’t write on their account. Someone of like nature to me exists or will be born for time is endless and earth is vast. ) Related in some way to this voice is Bhava·bhuti’s penchant for acute psychological analysis. It is uncommon to meet anywhere in Sanskrit literature the kind of deep-felt reflection on love that we find throughout ‘Rama’s Last Act’: Love between a man and a woman: Identity in joy and sorrow, consonance in every condition, where the heart can find respite,  ʀ’ ʟ  whose rasa old age cannot spoil, what alone abides as time removes all veils and pure love ripens— that singular blessing is only bestowed on a good man, and only then with luck.

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