Item #137020 The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry. David Dean Shulman.

The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetry

Princeton University Press, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #137020
ISBN: 0691054576

447 pages. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

The author discusses the tragi-comic aspect of Chola kingship in relation to other Indian expressions of comedy, such as the Vidiisaka of Sanskrit drama, folk tales of the jester Tenali Rama, and clowns of the South Indian shadow-puppet theaters. The symbolism of the king emerges as part of a wider range of major symbolic figures--Brahmins, courtesans, and the tragic bandits and warrior-heroes.

Originally published in 1986.

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