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Suleiman Charitra

Suleiman Charitra

Kalyana Malla
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A Hindu poet, Kalyana Malla, renders in classical Sanskrit a biblical story for his Muslim patron, a Lodhi prince of the sixteenth century, in this unusual intermingling of cultural
traditions. The sensual unfolding of David and Bathsheba’s love story-the bathing scene, David’s infatuation, his pursuit of Bathsheba, and their eventual union-is strikingly portrayed in the language of the gods through its shringara rasa, or the erotic mode, by a writer better known for the sex manual Ananga Ranga.
This marvellous, first-ever English translation of Suleiman Charitra-a delightful Sanskrit rendering of Hebraic and Arabic tales-elegantly brings together the east and the west.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Feb/2015

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MRP : ₹9.99

Suleiman Charitra

Kalyana Malla

A Hindu poet, Kalyana Malla, renders in classical Sanskrit a biblical story for his Muslim patron, a Lodhi prince of the sixteenth century, in this unusual intermingling of cultural
traditions. The sensual unfolding of David and Bathsheba’s love story-the bathing scene, David’s infatuation, his pursuit of Bathsheba, and their eventual union-is strikingly portrayed in the language of the gods through its shringara rasa, or the erotic mode, by a writer better known for the sex manual Ananga Ranga.
This marvellous, first-ever English translation of Suleiman Charitra-a delightful Sanskrit rendering of Hebraic and Arabic tales-elegantly brings together the east and the west.

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Kalyana Malla

Kalyana Malla was an esteemed poet at the court of the Lodhi prince Lad Khan, in eastern Uttar Pradesh at the beginning of the sixteenth century. His works describe him as of a royal lineage from the Karpura warrior clan of the lunar line, and his father, Gaja Malla, and grandfather, Trailokya Chandra, as respected rulers and military commanders. Writing in classical Sanskrit, he is known to have composed two still-extant works for his princely patron. One is the celebrated sex manual Ananga Ranga, and the other is the remarkable story collection Suleiman Charitra, drawn from Islamic and Biblical stories.

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