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
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadatta
Displaying 3552 of 4544         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadatta
Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadatta
Description
EXTRACT FROM THE PREFACE TO
THE SECOND EDITION

Tens edition of the Iudrarakshasa is based on the printed testes of the play both at Bombay and Calcutta, and the various readings given therein. As the edition is meant for students, only the important readings are given in the foot-notes. The work of collating the available MSS and recording all the different readings found in them has been very carefully and ably done by Mr. Telang, and thereafter by Mr. Dhruva, edition 1990, and so it is not attempted here. An attempt is made, however, to make the book as useful to the students as possible. The translation attached herewith is so made as to explain the text, and the notes and the introduction have been written with a View to meet- all the possible didciculties of students. The editions of lair. Telang, and Mr. Dhruva were very useful to me, and I cannotnadeqtiatelyt express my gratefulness to them. To Mr. Dhruva’s scholarly work especially I am indebted for many useful suggestions and some good readings and quotations.... Any suggestions as to improvement etc. will be thankfully received.

THE FOURTH EDITION

Several changes have been effected in this edition (such as the addition at the end of an index of the more important words occurring in the play, of some important readings from the ed. of A. Hillenbrand, Breslau, 1912, the summary of the plot in English etc. so as to keep uniformity with other Sanskrit plays edited by me, and the translation and the notes have been carefully revised as far as was possible. It is hoped, therefore, that in its present form the book will be found increasingly these full by the students for whom it is chiefly intended.

PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION

I HAVE great pleasure in bringing out the present edition of Mudrarakshasa, edited by- my late father, Shri M. R. Kale, B. A. This and many others of his works are out of print for over twenty years; in spite of pressing demand of students from different parts of India. My thanks are due to M/s. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, who gladly undertook to publish this edition after getting it thoroughly revised from Prof. Satya Bhnshan Yogi, Head of the Hindi and Sanskrit Dept. St. Stephens College, and getting Hindi version from Prof`. Lajpatn Rai, New Delhi. My thanks are also due to these two learned professors for their efforts. For convenience of students, English and Hindi translations are printed opposite the text.

PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION

The present edition is, in a way, the reprint of the Original Edition inasmuch as the Hindi Version of the text which is a new feature of the Fifth Edition has been totally eschewed. This has been done in view of some important results. The student who has offered English as the medium of study would not bother about Hindi Version. He would rather appreciate the omission of Hindi Version, for he will have to spend less in buying the present edition than it would other- wise have been, had the Hindi Version been added.

About the Book:

The Mudrarakshasa, unlike the majority of Sanskrit plays, is purely a political drama. It has for its theme, besides elevation of Chandragupta to the throne of Magadha, winning over of Rakashsa, the hostile minister of the Nanda dynasty to the side of Chandragupta and adoption of measures to strengthen the rule by Chankaya, the renowned politician of his times.

In the words of H.H. Wilson: it is a historical or political drama, and represents a curious state of public morals, in which fraud and assassination are the simple means by which inconvenient obligations are acquitted, and troublesome friends or open enemies removed. It is not, however, that such acts are not held in themselves as crimes, or that their perpetrators, if instigated by vulgar vice or ferocity, are not condemned as culprits; it is only when the commission of the crime proposes a political end that it is represented as venial, and is compatible with possession of great virtues, and even with an amiable character.

It includes the commentary of Dhundiraja, English translation, critical and explanatory notes, introducing and various readings.

CONTENTS


Extracts from the preface to the second edition
Extracts from the preface to the fourth edition
Preface to the fifth edition
Preface to the sixth edition
Introduction
    I. The Sanskrit Drama
      (A) Vastu or The Plot
      (B) Neta or The Hero
      (C) Rasa or Sentiment
      (D) The General Conduct of the Nataka
    II. The Poet

    III. The Play
      (1) The Nanda Dynasty and Chandragupta
      (2) Pauranic Account of Chandragupta
      (3) Previous History
      (4) The Plot
      (5) The Time of Action
      (6) Technical Remarks
      (7) Critical and General Remarks
      (8) The Principal Characters
Appendix to Introduction
Important Abbreviations
Dramatist Personae
The Subhashitas Occurring in the play

Prologue
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Act VI
Act VII

Notes
Appendix
    I. The Metres Occuring in the Play; Their Definitions and Schemes
    II. The more important Rhetorical figures mentioned in the Commentary or Notes
    III. Bombay University Examination questions

Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadatta

Item Code:
IDD433
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2000
ISBN:
81-208-0947-5
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
403
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 378 gms
Price:
$19.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadatta

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 8487 times since 15th Oct, 2011
EXTRACT FROM THE PREFACE TO
THE SECOND EDITION

Tens edition of the Iudrarakshasa is based on the printed testes of the play both at Bombay and Calcutta, and the various readings given therein. As the edition is meant for students, only the important readings are given in the foot-notes. The work of collating the available MSS and recording all the different readings found in them has been very carefully and ably done by Mr. Telang, and thereafter by Mr. Dhruva, edition 1990, and so it is not attempted here. An attempt is made, however, to make the book as useful to the students as possible. The translation attached herewith is so made as to explain the text, and the notes and the introduction have been written with a View to meet- all the possible didciculties of students. The editions of lair. Telang, and Mr. Dhruva were very useful to me, and I cannotnadeqtiatelyt express my gratefulness to them. To Mr. Dhruva’s scholarly work especially I am indebted for many useful suggestions and some good readings and quotations.... Any suggestions as to improvement etc. will be thankfully received.

THE FOURTH EDITION

Several changes have been effected in this edition (such as the addition at the end of an index of the more important words occurring in the play, of some important readings from the ed. of A. Hillenbrand, Breslau, 1912, the summary of the plot in English etc. so as to keep uniformity with other Sanskrit plays edited by me, and the translation and the notes have been carefully revised as far as was possible. It is hoped, therefore, that in its present form the book will be found increasingly these full by the students for whom it is chiefly intended.

PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION

I HAVE great pleasure in bringing out the present edition of Mudrarakshasa, edited by- my late father, Shri M. R. Kale, B. A. This and many others of his works are out of print for over twenty years; in spite of pressing demand of students from different parts of India. My thanks are due to M/s. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, who gladly undertook to publish this edition after getting it thoroughly revised from Prof. Satya Bhnshan Yogi, Head of the Hindi and Sanskrit Dept. St. Stephens College, and getting Hindi version from Prof`. Lajpatn Rai, New Delhi. My thanks are also due to these two learned professors for their efforts. For convenience of students, English and Hindi translations are printed opposite the text.

PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION

The present edition is, in a way, the reprint of the Original Edition inasmuch as the Hindi Version of the text which is a new feature of the Fifth Edition has been totally eschewed. This has been done in view of some important results. The student who has offered English as the medium of study would not bother about Hindi Version. He would rather appreciate the omission of Hindi Version, for he will have to spend less in buying the present edition than it would other- wise have been, had the Hindi Version been added.

About the Book:

The Mudrarakshasa, unlike the majority of Sanskrit plays, is purely a political drama. It has for its theme, besides elevation of Chandragupta to the throne of Magadha, winning over of Rakashsa, the hostile minister of the Nanda dynasty to the side of Chandragupta and adoption of measures to strengthen the rule by Chankaya, the renowned politician of his times.

In the words of H.H. Wilson: it is a historical or political drama, and represents a curious state of public morals, in which fraud and assassination are the simple means by which inconvenient obligations are acquitted, and troublesome friends or open enemies removed. It is not, however, that such acts are not held in themselves as crimes, or that their perpetrators, if instigated by vulgar vice or ferocity, are not condemned as culprits; it is only when the commission of the crime proposes a political end that it is represented as venial, and is compatible with possession of great virtues, and even with an amiable character.

It includes the commentary of Dhundiraja, English translation, critical and explanatory notes, introducing and various readings.

CONTENTS


Extracts from the preface to the second edition
Extracts from the preface to the fourth edition
Preface to the fifth edition
Preface to the sixth edition
Introduction
    I. The Sanskrit Drama
      (A) Vastu or The Plot
      (B) Neta or The Hero
      (C) Rasa or Sentiment
      (D) The General Conduct of the Nataka
    II. The Poet

    III. The Play
      (1) The Nanda Dynasty and Chandragupta
      (2) Pauranic Account of Chandragupta
      (3) Previous History
      (4) The Plot
      (5) The Time of Action
      (6) Technical Remarks
      (7) Critical and General Remarks
      (8) The Principal Characters
Appendix to Introduction
Important Abbreviations
Dramatist Personae
The Subhashitas Occurring in the play

Prologue
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Act VI
Act VII

Notes
Appendix
    I. The Metres Occuring in the Play; Their Definitions and Schemes
    II. The more important Rhetorical figures mentioned in the Commentary or Notes
    III. Bombay University Examination questions
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Mudraraksasa of Visakhadatta
Item Code: IDE474
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Visakhadatta Mudrarakshasa With the Commentary of Dhundiraja
Item Code: IDJ384
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
English and Sanskrit: An Interface
Item Code: NAJ228
$12.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Political Thought in Sanskrit Kavya
by Geeta Upadhyaya
Hardcover (Edition: 1979)
Chaukhambha Orientalia
Item Code: IDJ299
$19.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Concise Dictionary of Indian Theatre
by M. L. Varadpande
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDJ963
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Imagining The Urban (Sanskrit and the City in Early India)
by Shonaleeka Kaul
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Permanent Black
Item Code: NAG477
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Past Before Us (Historical Traditions of Early North India)
by Romila Thapar
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Permanent Black
Item Code: NAG798
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre
by Anjum Katyal
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAH218
$38.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Short History of Sanskrit Literature
Item Code: IDD844
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Juridical Studies in Kalidasa
by Satya Pal Narang
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Item Code: NAK733
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I am overwhelmed with the amount of hard-to-find Hindu scriptural texts that I have been able to locate on the Exotic India website as well as other authentic cultural items from India. I am impressed with your fast and reliable shipping methods.
Lee Scott, USA
Your service is excellent.
Shambhu, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist statues at the best prices and best shipping that I know of.I have bought many statues from them.I am thankful for their online presence.
Michael, USA
Thanks for sharpening our skills with wisdom and sense of humor.The torchbearers of the ancient deity religion are spread around the world and the books of wisdom from India bridges the gap between east and west.
Kaushiki, USA
Thank you for this wonderful New Year sale!
Michael, USA
Many Thanks for all Your superb quality Artworks at unbeatable prices. We have been recommending EI to friends & family for over 5 yrs & will continue to do so fervently. Cheers
Dara, Canada
Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. I am a regular customer and always appreciate the excellent items you offer and your great service.
Lars, USA
Colis bien reçu, emballage excellent et statue conforme aux attentes. Du bon travail, je reviendrai sur votre site !
Alain, France
GREAT SITE. SANSKRIT AND HINDI LINGUISTICS IS MY PASSION. AND I THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE.
Madhu, USA
I love your site and although today is my first order, I have been seeing your site for the past several years. Thank you for providing such great art and books to people around the World who can't make it to India as often as we would like.
Rupesh
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India