Sakuntala: Texts, Readings, Histories

By: Thapar, Romila

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The figure of Sakuntala appears in many forms throughout South Asian literature, most famously in the "Mahabharata" and in Kalidisa's fourth-century Sanskrit play, "Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection." In these two texts, Sakuntala undergoes a critical transformation, relinquishing her assertiveness and autonomy to become the quintessentially submissive woman, revealing much about the performance of Hindu femininity that would come to dominate South Asian culture. Through a careful analysis of sections from "Sakuntala" and their various iterations in different contexts, Romila Thapar explores the interactions between literature and history, culture and gender, that frame the development of this canonical figure, as well as a distinct conception of female identity.

Title: Sakuntala: Texts, Readings, Histories

Author Name: Thapar, Romila

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Columbia University Press:

ISBN Number: 0231156545

ISBN Number 13: 9780231156547

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0231156545Z2

Description: 0231156545 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!