The Lady of the Jewel Necklace and the Lady Who Shows Her Love

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King Harsha, who reigned over the kingdom of Kanauj from 606 to 647 CE, composed two Sanskrit plays about the mythical figures of King Udayana, his queen, Vásava-datta, and two of his co-wives. The plays abound in mistaken identities, both political and erotic. The characters masquerade as one another and, occasionally, as themselves, and each play refers simultaneously to itself and to the other.

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9780814719961
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Hardcover
Publication Date: 
March 1, 2007