Sakuntala: Texts, Readings, Histories

Sakuntala: Texts, Readings, Histories

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 came to dominate South Asian culture. Through… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 22, 2011)

Parent ISBN: 9780231156554

Language: English


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