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Translating the Orient: The Reception of Sakuntala in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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Translating the Orient: The Reception of Sakuntala in Nineteenth-Century Europe - Figueira, Dorothy M
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This book examines the emplotment of India in the Western literary imagination. Basing her discussion on the reception of an emblematic Sanskrit text, Kalidasa's SAakuntala, Figueira studies how and why this text was distorted in translation, criticism, and adaptation, and isolates the linguistic errors and cultural distortions that can be grouped into trends and patterns. The unique situation of SAakuntala's reception affords the author the opportunity to look at the way Europeans projected their cultural needs upon India. ...

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Translating the Orient: The Reception of Sakuntala in Nineteenth-Century Europe 1991, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791403273

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Translating the Orient: The Reception of Sakuntala in Nineteenth-Century Europe 1991, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791403280

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