Author:Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (selected and translated)

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The Absent Traveller: Prakrit Love Poetry from the Gathasaptasati of Satavahana Hala

By: Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (selected and translated)

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021399

ISBN: 0143100807

Condition: New


‘They read beautifully. The translations are witty, terse, spare, memorable. At last the Ga-tha-saptas'ati- has found a translator.?A.K. Ramanujan The Ga-tha-saptas'ati- is perhaps the oldest extant anthology of poetry from South Asia, containing our very earliest examples of secular verse. Reputed to have been compiled by the Sa-tava-hana king Ha-la in the second century CE, it is a celebrated collection of 700 verses in Maharashtri Pra-krit, composed in the compact, distilled ga-tha- form. The anthology has attracted several learned commentaries and now, through Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’... View more info