Quick Search

Seller Id

A.N.D. Haksar; Foreword By His Holiness The Dalai Lama Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

1 Jatakamala: Stories from the Buddha's Previous Births

A.N.D. Haksar; Foreword By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

HarperCollins Publishers, New Delhi, India, 2003, 81-7223-455-4 / 9788172234553, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Printed Pages: 301. 018867

Price: 6.45 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
2 Madhav & Kama: A Love Story from Ancient India

A.N.D. Haksar (trs. from the Sanskrit)

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2006, 81-86939-24-5 / 9788186939246, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
This is the story of Mádhavánala and Kamákandal? Madhav, a handsome and accomplished young man, is asked to leave his city of Pushpávati: his looks and singing so distract women that they neglect their work, and cityfolk are in uproar about it. Exiled, Madhav reaches the court of King Kama Sena, the ruler of Kámávati, where he meets the bewitching courtesan Kama. The two fall in love, but royal ire ensures that the lovers must part. A heartbroken Madhav takes shelter in a temple at Ujjain, the city of King Vikramaditya. What can the great ruler do to assuage Madhav's pain? What does he do to reunite the lovers? This lively and colourful tale has an ending that matches its evocative language, startling metaphors and candid narration of love. In circulation since the twelfth century ad, Madhav & Kama has been translated from the original Sanskrit text for readers in English for the first time. Printed Pages: 95. 015723

Price: 4.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
3 Subhashitavali: An Anthology of Comic, Erotic and Other Verse


Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2007, 0-14-310136-6 / 9780143101369, First Edition, Soft Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 207. 017125

Price: 4.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
4 The Shattered Thigh and Other Plays

Bhasa; Translated By A.N.D. Haksar

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 0143104306 / 9780143104308, Paperback, New, 
Bhasa is one of the most celebrated names in classical Sanskrit literature. He lived and wrote about two thousand years ago. Though his dates have not been conclusively established, it is certain that Bhasa preceded Kalidasa, the great poet and dramatist of ancient India, who has praised Bhasa by name in one of his own plays. Bhasa's works were considered lost and it was only in the beginning of the twentieth century that some of his plays were recovered. Six of these, which form the present collection, are based on the Mahabharata, which provides a thematic unity to the plays. Bhasa's strengths were his skilful melding of dialogue, legend and dramatic action. The comparatively short and fast-paced plays in The Shattered Thigh are remarkable in their nearness to modern idiom despite their antiquity. Of the six plays in this collection four—The Middle One, The Envoy, The Message and Karna's Burden—are one-act plays evoking tragic and heroic emotions. Five Nights and The Shattered Thigh have three and two acts respectively. The latter is a tragedy in which the hero dies on stage, an innovation that is very unusual in Sanskrit drama. Printed Pages: 160. 022786

Price: 7.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@sanctumbooks.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com