Sakuntala

Sakuntala

Texts, Readings, Histories

eBook - 2011
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The figure of Sakuntala appears in many forms throughout South Asian literature, most famously in the Mahabharata and in Kalidisa's fourth century Sanskrit play, Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection. In these two texts, Sakuntala undergoes a critical transformation, relinquishing her assertiveness and autonomy to become the quintessentially submissive woman, revealing much about the performance of Hindu femininity that came to dominate South Asian culture. Through a careful analysis of sections from Sakuntala and their various iterations in different contexts.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780231527026
0231527020
9781283136068
1283136066
0231156545
9780231156547
0231156553
9780231156554
Characteristics: 1 online resource (293 pages)

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