PL EN


2007 | 60 | 2 | 249-160
Article title

Buddhist Echoes in Magha's 'Sisupala-vadha'

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
Magha probably worked in the second half of the 7th century (before 800 A.D.). he was the author of a great epic poem (maha-kavya) 'Sisupala-vadha' (The Killing of Sisupala), which was modelled after Bharavi's Kiratarjuniya. In twenty cantos (sarga), in ornate stanzas composed in various metres, the poet presented a motif taken from the 'Maha-bharata' - the killing of Sisupala by Krsna. Magha's wide erudition extended over such subjects as grammar, drama, poetics, music, ars amandi, philosophy, politics, astrology, and medicine. He also displayed his knowledge of the Buddhist tenets and showed respect to the Buddha. These 'Buddhist' stanzas, together with respective references and explanations will be the subject of the present paper.
Year
Volume
60
Issue
2
Pages
249-160
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • M. Mejor, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Orientalistyczny, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
08PLAAAA04118037
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.1417d76b-acae-32fe-81a7-8990c75f7ad7
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.