[INDOLOGY] Satire in Sanskrit literature and philosophy?
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Wed Jan 14 06:55:47 EST 2015
1. ARE THERE ANY OTHER STRONG (extensive) EXAMPLES?
--- http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org/volume-v-17.html :
by Nilakantha, Kshemendra and Bhallata
Bhallata is an addition to the discussion here:
Intro says: Bhállata the disgruntled court poet speaks of a setting sun
(his former king and patron Avánti·varma) being replaced by a flickering
firefly (the new king Shánkara·deva, who did not continue his predecessor’s
2. Satire in Indian literature? WHAT is usually criticized?
Even gods are subjects of satire:
kiM vAsasA ityatra vichAraNIyaM
vAsaH pradhAnaM khalu yogyatAyai |
pItAmbaraM vIkShya dadau svakanyAM
digambaraM vIkShya viShaM samudraH ||
kamale brahmA shete haraH shete himAlaye |
kshIrabdhau cha hariH shete manye matkuNashankaya ||
This is from
3. Satire in Indian philosophy? Criticism of WHAT?
There are satires on different schools of Vedic and non-Vedic philosophy on
different schools of Vedanta.
Gajam mithyaa Palaayanam mithyaa is an example. There is a Satire on
Advaita and a counter-satire to it here.
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