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Kumarasambhavam: The Origin of the Young God

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by Kalidasa
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Kumarasambhavam: The Origin of the Young God by Kalidasa

Kumarasambhavam celebrates the love story of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union results in the birth of their son, the young god Kumara. Beginning with a luminous description of the birth of Parvati, the poem proceeds in perfectly pitched sensuous detail through her courtship with Siva until the night of their wedding. It plays out their tale on the immense scale of supreme divinity, wherein the gods are viewed both as lovers and as cosmic principles. Composed in eight scintillating cantos, Kumarasambhavam continues to enchant readers centuries after it was first written. Hank Heifetz's sparkling translation brings to life the heady eroticism and sumptuous imagery of the original.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 240
Size: 3.5 MB
Publisher: Penguin
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9789351187202 (DRM-EPUB)

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