By Deven M. Patel

Written within the 12th century, the Naisadhiyacarita ( The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem liked through South Asian literary groups for almost a millennium. This quantity introduces readers to the poem's writer, his interpreting groups, the modes wherein the poem has been learn and used, the contexts during which it turned canonical, its literary offspring, and the emotional energy it nonetheless holds for the tradition that values it. The research privileges the highbrow, affective, and social types of cultural perform informing a region's humans and associations. It treats literary texts as traditions of their personal correct and attracts consciousness to the severe genres and actors concerned about their reception.

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