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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9782911053351
Collection: Hors Collection
13.5 x 21.5 cm
Weight: 375 gr
Pages: 272
First publication: 20/11/1997
CLIL: 3444
BISAC: LCO004020

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Kamayani

Épopée allégorique

Preface : Nicole Balbir

Written in 1936, Kamayani is a modern epic built around the theme of the genesis of mankind as the outcome of the Flood.

Written in 1936, Kamayani is a modern epic constructed around the theme of the genesis of the human species as the outcome of the flood. This beautiful and poetic text is written in the style of Chayavad, "ombrisme," a school of thought mainly inspired by the English Romantic movement where nature and expression of feelings hold an importabce place.  Questions which have tormented the human spirit for centuries are reviewed in a lyrical way and found its inspiration in the ancient Sanskrit literature and its outcome in the pursuit of the supreme happiness as the philosophy of Shaivism perceives it. The book has been coedited with UNESCO Press.

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CONTRIBUTORS' BIOGRAPHIES

Jay Shankar Prasad

Jay Shankar Prasad (1890-1937) was a famous figure in modern Hindi literature as well as in Hindi theater.

Nicole Balbir

Nicole Balbir (1924-2008) has been Professor of French at University of Patna in India (1952-1955) and Hindi Professor at INALCO in Paris (1974-1992). Director of the South Asia Department, INALCO (1980-1990). Director of the Center for Studies and Research on the Indian Subcontinent, INALCO (1976-1992). She is the co-author of Dictionnaire hindi-français, and author of the preface to the book Kâmâyanî, both published by l'Asiathèque.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Préface
Introduction
Avant-propos
Kamayani
I. Contemplation
Notes
II. Espoir
Notes
III. Foi
Notes
IV. Amour
Notes
V. Passion
Notes
VI. Pudeur
Notes
VII. Action
Notes
VIII. Jalousie
Notes
IX. Intellect
Notes
X. Rêve
Notes
XI. Combat
Notes
XII. Repentir
Notes
XIII. Vision
Notes
XIV. Mystères
Notes
XV. Félicité suprême
Notes