Rama's Last Act by Sheldon I. Pollock
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Rama's Last Act
By Sheldon I. Pollock

Rama's Last Act

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Rama's Last Act by Sheldon I. Pollock

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"Rama's Last Act" by Bhava*bhuti is counted among the greatest Sanskrit dramas. The work at once dramatizes the "Ramayana"-it is one of the earliest theatrical adaptations of Valmiki's epic masterpiece-and revises its most intractable episode, the hero's rejection of his beloved wife. Human agency in the face of destiny, the power of love, and the capacity of art to make sense of such mysteries are the themes explored in this singular literary achievement of the Indian stage. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814767337
ISBN-10: 0814767338
Format: Hardback
(4226mm x 2927mm x 20mm)
Pages: 451
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sheldon I. Pollock

Sheldon I. Pollock is the William B. Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies and Chairman of the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He is the author of The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India and editor of Cosmopolitanism and Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia.

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