Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Complete Plays Of Bhasa: (Text with English Translation and Notes) (3 Volumes) (1. Balacaritam, 2. Madhyamavyayogam, 3. Pancaratram, 4. Dutavakyam, 5. Dutaghatotkacam, 6. Karnabharam, 7. Urubhangam
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Complete Plays Of Bhasa: (Text with English Translation and Notes) (3 Volumes)  (1. Balacaritam, 2. Madhyamavyayogam,  3. Pancaratram, 4. Dutavakyam, 5. Dutaghatotkacam, 6. Karnabharam, 7. Urubhangam
Complete Plays Of Bhasa: (Text with English Translation and Notes) (3 Volumes) (1. Balacaritam, 2. Madhyamavyayogam, 3. Pancaratram, 4. Dutavakyam, 5. Dutaghatotkacam, 6. Karnabharam, 7. Urubhangam
Description
About the Book (First Volume) :

This first volume of Bhasa's plays starts with Balacaritam which has got Krsnavatara as its theme and deals with the boyish adventures of Krsna ending with the slaying of Kamsa. The remaining six plays have drawn on different episodes of Mahabharata for their themes and could be generally classified as the Mahabharata Plays. Though the episodes have been taken from Vyasa's great epic or the Puranas dealing with Krsnavatara there have been deviations in their presentation and, in the case of the Mahabharata Plays, the characters are not always true to the type as depicted by Vyasa. Apart from this, there are some episodes that do not find any place in the epic and should be considered as inventions of the great dramatist for fulfilling his own objective. The confrontation of young Abhimanyu and Ghatotkaca with their parents without knowing their identity has no authority except of Bhasa but its effect on the stage is bound to be spectacular.

(Second Volume) :

This second volume of Bhasa's plays deals with some of the important episodes of Ramayana starting with the disturbed coronation in the first play of 'Pratima' and ending with the consecration of Rama along with Sita in both cases. Though Bhasa has drawn upon Valmiki for the themes he has made various deviations and introduced his own innovations. Bharata gets intelligence of his father's demise when he comes across the statute installed in a hall at the outskirts of Ayodhya; hence, the title 'Statue' for the play. Similarly, Rama's consecration takes place, not at Ayodhya, but at Janasthana en route in one case and at Lanka itself in the other. Apart from Rama and Sita, it is Bharata in one case and Hanuman in the other who receive the focus of attention from the dramatist as he represents selected episodes on the stage. An attempt has also been made to exonerate Kaikeyi of the guilt that has stained her name in Valmiki's narrative.

(Third Volume) :

This, the third volume of Bhasa's works starts with the twin plays or Pratijnayaugandharyam and Svapnavasavadattam centering round Udayana, the ruler of Vatsa kingdom who had become a legendary figure in Ujjayani as mentioned by Kalidasa. Though Svapana is a sequel to Pratijna, the two are treated as independent plays. King Udayana remains a powerful central character in both plays but he does not ever make his stage appearance in the Pratijna, which is dominated by the powerful personality of the minister Yaugandharayana.

Avimarakam is a play with certain mythological and supernatural elements in it, though there are references to many of the kingdoms of the later Rigvedic period. The incomplete play Carudattam contains the same theme as dealt with in Sudrakas' Mrcchakatikam. It seems to be the work of a mature age and could very well be the last one left incomplete.

About the Author:

Dr. K. P. A. Menon M. A. , L.L.B, Ph. D. is an eminent scholar, scientist and administrator who has held many important assignments in the government including the post of Defence Secretary to the Government of India. Epic poetry and dramas have been his special field of interest and he has also been making a study of classics produced in modern European languages like French, Spanish and Italian- languages with which je os fairly conversant. During the last three decades he has been making a deep study of Sanskrit literature produced in his home state of Kerala.

Honorary Fellow of the Biographical Academy of Commonwealth and recipient of various honours within and outside the country, his name figures among the intellectuals in the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge. He was given the Distinguished Leadership Award by the American Biographical institute Inc. in 1985 and the Albert Einstein Memorial medal in 1986. He is the first recipient of the Sahityanikasam award of the Kerala Sanskrit Academy.

Introduction:

Bhasa is perhaps the only poet in the history of our literature, who did not go into the oblivion inspite of his works being lost to the readers for centuries together. His works were not being read nor his plays being enacted anywhere in the country with the exception of the narrow coastal strip of the minds of Sanskrit scholars and litterateurs. Kalidasa had spoken about Bhasa's plays with great respect while making his comment-How could any one think about staging the drama of a living poet while he had access to the compositions of such great figures like Bhasa, Saumillaka and Kaviputra? This was the doubt expressed by the Stage Assistant in the prologue. Saumillaka, Kaviputra and many others about whom we get scattered references are no longer remembered today. They were forgotten centuries ago when their compositions ceased to be available to the readers and to the stage but the interest in Bhasa remained alive. It has been mentioned about Svapnavasavadattam that the play stood the test of fire. What was said about the drama could very well be said about the author as well. Bhasa has literally stood the test of fire and re-emerged with undiminished glory.

CONTENTS
(First Volume)

Page No.
Introductioni-lxxxix
1.Balacaritam1-104
2.Madhyamavyayogam105-147
3.Pancartaram149-253
4.Dutvakayam255-297
5.Dutagahatotkacam299-337
6.Karnabharam339-365
7.Urubhangam367-416
CONTENTS
(Second Volume)

Page No.
Introductioni-xxxi
1. Pratima1-165
2. Abhiseka167-285

CONTENTS
(Third Volume)

Page No.
Introductioni-xxxv
1. Pratijnayaugandharayana 1-115
2.Svapnavasavadattam117-231
3.Avimarakam233-397
4.Carudattam399-511

Complete Plays Of Bhasa: (Text with English Translation and Notes) (3 Volumes) (1. Balacaritam, 2. Madhyamavyayogam, 3. Pancaratram, 4. Dutavakyam, 5. Dutaghatotkacam, 6. Karnabharam, 7. Urubhangam

Item Code:
IDG381
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2003
Publisher:
ISBN:
8170813522
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
1390
Price:
$85.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Complete Plays Of Bhasa: (Text with English Translation and Notes) (3 Volumes)  (1. Balacaritam, 2. Madhyamavyayogam,  3. Pancaratram, 4. Dutavakyam, 5. Dutaghatotkacam, 6. Karnabharam, 7. Urubhangam

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 11525 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
About the Book (First Volume) :

This first volume of Bhasa's plays starts with Balacaritam which has got Krsnavatara as its theme and deals with the boyish adventures of Krsna ending with the slaying of Kamsa. The remaining six plays have drawn on different episodes of Mahabharata for their themes and could be generally classified as the Mahabharata Plays. Though the episodes have been taken from Vyasa's great epic or the Puranas dealing with Krsnavatara there have been deviations in their presentation and, in the case of the Mahabharata Plays, the characters are not always true to the type as depicted by Vyasa. Apart from this, there are some episodes that do not find any place in the epic and should be considered as inventions of the great dramatist for fulfilling his own objective. The confrontation of young Abhimanyu and Ghatotkaca with their parents without knowing their identity has no authority except of Bhasa but its effect on the stage is bound to be spectacular.

(Second Volume) :

This second volume of Bhasa's plays deals with some of the important episodes of Ramayana starting with the disturbed coronation in the first play of 'Pratima' and ending with the consecration of Rama along with Sita in both cases. Though Bhasa has drawn upon Valmiki for the themes he has made various deviations and introduced his own innovations. Bharata gets intelligence of his father's demise when he comes across the statute installed in a hall at the outskirts of Ayodhya; hence, the title 'Statue' for the play. Similarly, Rama's consecration takes place, not at Ayodhya, but at Janasthana en route in one case and at Lanka itself in the other. Apart from Rama and Sita, it is Bharata in one case and Hanuman in the other who receive the focus of attention from the dramatist as he represents selected episodes on the stage. An attempt has also been made to exonerate Kaikeyi of the guilt that has stained her name in Valmiki's narrative.

(Third Volume) :

This, the third volume of Bhasa's works starts with the twin plays or Pratijnayaugandharyam and Svapnavasavadattam centering round Udayana, the ruler of Vatsa kingdom who had become a legendary figure in Ujjayani as mentioned by Kalidasa. Though Svapana is a sequel to Pratijna, the two are treated as independent plays. King Udayana remains a powerful central character in both plays but he does not ever make his stage appearance in the Pratijna, which is dominated by the powerful personality of the minister Yaugandharayana.

Avimarakam is a play with certain mythological and supernatural elements in it, though there are references to many of the kingdoms of the later Rigvedic period. The incomplete play Carudattam contains the same theme as dealt with in Sudrakas' Mrcchakatikam. It seems to be the work of a mature age and could very well be the last one left incomplete.

About the Author:

Dr. K. P. A. Menon M. A. , L.L.B, Ph. D. is an eminent scholar, scientist and administrator who has held many important assignments in the government including the post of Defence Secretary to the Government of India. Epic poetry and dramas have been his special field of interest and he has also been making a study of classics produced in modern European languages like French, Spanish and Italian- languages with which je os fairly conversant. During the last three decades he has been making a deep study of Sanskrit literature produced in his home state of Kerala.

Honorary Fellow of the Biographical Academy of Commonwealth and recipient of various honours within and outside the country, his name figures among the intellectuals in the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge. He was given the Distinguished Leadership Award by the American Biographical institute Inc. in 1985 and the Albert Einstein Memorial medal in 1986. He is the first recipient of the Sahityanikasam award of the Kerala Sanskrit Academy.

Introduction:

Bhasa is perhaps the only poet in the history of our literature, who did not go into the oblivion inspite of his works being lost to the readers for centuries together. His works were not being read nor his plays being enacted anywhere in the country with the exception of the narrow coastal strip of the minds of Sanskrit scholars and litterateurs. Kalidasa had spoken about Bhasa's plays with great respect while making his comment-How could any one think about staging the drama of a living poet while he had access to the compositions of such great figures like Bhasa, Saumillaka and Kaviputra? This was the doubt expressed by the Stage Assistant in the prologue. Saumillaka, Kaviputra and many others about whom we get scattered references are no longer remembered today. They were forgotten centuries ago when their compositions ceased to be available to the readers and to the stage but the interest in Bhasa remained alive. It has been mentioned about Svapnavasavadattam that the play stood the test of fire. What was said about the drama could very well be said about the author as well. Bhasa has literally stood the test of fire and re-emerged with undiminished glory.

CONTENTS
(First Volume)

Page No.
Introductioni-lxxxix
1.Balacaritam1-104
2.Madhyamavyayogam105-147
3.Pancartaram149-253
4.Dutvakayam255-297
5.Dutagahatotkacam299-337
6.Karnabharam339-365
7.Urubhangam367-416
CONTENTS
(Second Volume)

Page No.
Introductioni-xxxi
1. Pratima1-165
2. Abhiseka167-285

CONTENTS
(Third Volume)

Page No.
Introductioni-xxxv
1. Pratijnayaugandharayana 1-115
2.Svapnavasavadattam117-231
3.Avimarakam233-397
4.Carudattam399-511
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait
Testimonials
I received the package today... Wonderfully wrapped and packaged (beautiful statue)! Please thank all involved for everything they do! I deeply appreciate everyone's efforts!
Frances, USA
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Thank you. You are providing an excellent and unique service.
Thiru, UK
Thank You very much for this wonderful opportunity for helping people to acquire the spiritual treasures of Hinduism at such an affordable price.
Ramakrishna, Australia
I really LOVE you! Wonderful selections, prices and service. Thank you!
Tina, USA
This is to inform you that the shipment of my order has arrived in perfect condition. The actual shipment took only less than two weeks, which is quite good seen the circumstances. I waited with my response until now since the Buddha statue was a present that I handed over just recently. The Medicine Buddha was meant for a lady who is active in the healing business and the statue was just the right thing for her. I downloaded the respective mantras and chants so that she can work with the benefits of the spiritual meanings of the statue and the mantras. She is really delighted and immediately fell in love with the beautiful statue. I am most grateful to you for having provided this wonderful work of art. We both have a strong relationship with Buddhism and know to appreciate the valuable spiritual power of this way of thinking. So thank you very much again and I am sure that I will come back again.
Bernd, Spain
You have the best selection of Hindu religous art and books and excellent service.i AM THANKFUL FOR BOTH.
Michael, USA
I am very happy with your service, and have now added a web page recommending you for those interested in Vedic astrology books: https://www.learnastrologyfree.com/vedicbooks.htm Many blessings to you.
Hank, USA
As usual I love your merchandise!!!
Anthea, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India