The Flight of Love: A Messenger Poem of Medieval South India by Venkatanatha

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"After a sleepless night spent longing for his absent wife Sita, Rama, god-prince and future king, surveyed his army camps on a clear autumn morning and spied a white goose playing in a pond of lotus flowers. Seeing this radiant creature who so resembled his lost beloved, he began to plead with the bird to give her a message of love and fierce revenge. This is the setting of the Hamsasandesa A Message for the Goose, a sandesa or "messenger poem" by the medieval saint-poet and philosopher Venkatanatha, a seminal figure for ...

The Flight of Love: A Messenger Poem of Medieval South India by Venkatanatha 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190495183

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