Kadambari: Bana: great work, the prose romance Kadambari, is named for the heroine of the novel. The book describes the affairs of two sets of lovers through. “Bana is among the three most important prose writers in classical Sanskrit, all of whom Kadambari is a lyrical prose romance that narrates the love story of. The Kadambari Of Bana has 5 ratings and 1 review. Dirk said: In a word ornate. This 7th century novel was originally written in India in Sanskrit. It is.

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The Kadambari Of Bana

No Sanskrit poet is more interesting, original, or greater than Bana. A love story doubled and redoubled in rebirth, the romance was so influential that its title became the word for a novel in some modern Indian languages. In free form verse, the experimental poem embodies enormous originality.

Animals, flowers and mythology, as well as humans are presented in sympathetic detail.

The complex coherent structure will culminate in a breathtaking conclusion. The two love affairs that dominate the poem have not yet begun in this first volume, where we hear of rituals to obtain a son, and the upbringing of a prince.


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Altogether the reader is given perhaps kadaambari fullest presentation of classical India available in a single work. The Clay Sanskrit Library. The story of Kadambari is interesting for several reasons. It nana a standard example of classical prose ; it has enjoyed a long popularity as a romance ; and it is one of the comparatively few Sanskrit works which can be assigned to a certain date, and so it can serve as a landmark in the history of Indian literature and Indian thought.

Banabhatta, its author, lived in the reign of Harshavardhana of Thanesar, the great king mentioned in many inscriptions, who extended his rule over the whole of Northern India, and from whose reign a. Bana, as he tells baba, both in the ‘Harsha-Carita’ and in the introductory verses of ‘Kadambari,’ was a Vatsyayana Brahman.

His mother died while he was yet young, and his father’s tender care of him, recorded in the Harsha-Carita, was doubtless in his memory as he recorded the unselfish love of Vaisampayana’s father in ‘ Kadambari.


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In his youth he travelled much, and for a time came into reproach, by reason of his imsettled life ; but the experience gained in foreign lands turned his thoughts homewards, and he returned to his kin, and lived a life of quiet study in their midst.

From this he was summoned to the court of King Harsha, who at first received him coldly, but afterwards attached him to his service; and Bana in the ‘Harsha-Carita ‘ relates his own life as a prelude to that of his master.

The story of ‘Kadambari ‘ is a very complex one, dealing The Plot of as it does with the lives of two heroes, each Kadambari. Sections of this page.

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