The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry

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The author discusses the tragi-comic aspect of Chola kingship in relation to other Indian expressions of comedy, such as the Vidiisaka of Sanskrit drama, folk tales of the jester Tenali Rama, and clowns of the South Indian shadow-puppet theaters. The symbolism of the king emerges as part of a wider range of major symbolic figures--Brahmins, courtesans, and the tragic" bandits and warrior-heroes. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available ...

The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691633688

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The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691604633

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King & the Clown in South Indian Myth & Poetry 1989, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691008349

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The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry 1986, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691054575

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