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Murty Classical Library of India 11

The Killing of Shishupala


Edited and translated by Paul Dundas

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674660397

Publication Date: 01/05/2017

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832 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

Murty Classical Library of India


  • Introduction
    • The Narrative of The Killing of Shishupala
    • The Mahākāvya Genre
    • The Title of Magha’s Mahākāvya
    • The Killing of Shishupala as a Mahākāvya
    • Krishna in The Killing of Shishupala
    • Acknowledgments
    • Notes
  • Note on the Text and Translation
  • The Killing of Shishupala
    • 1. Narada’s Message
    • 2. The Discussion in the Council Chamber
    • 3. Departure for Indraprastha
    • 4. Mount Raivataka
    • 5. On the March
    • 6. The Seasons on Mount Raivataka
    • 7. Forest Flirtations
    • 8. Water Games
    • 9. Romantic Encounters after Sunset
    • 10. Wine and Women
    • 11. The Court Bards Welcome the Dawn
    • 12. The Yadava Army on the March Again
    • 13. Arrival at Indraprastha
    • 14. Yudhishthira’s Sacrifice
    • 15. Shishupala’s Anger
    • 16. The Emissary from Shishupala
    • 17. The Yadavas Prepare for War
    • 18. The Battle Begins
    • 19. The Battle Rages
    • 20. The Killing of Shishupala
    • Description of the Poet’s Lineage
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes to the Text
  • Notes to the Translation
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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