[INDOLOGY] suicide as a result of love

Robert Goldman rpg at berkeley.edu
Mon Jun 6 18:14:39 UTC 2016

Attempted, but unsuccessful suicides because of seemingly unfulfillable desire or lost love are not uncommon in the Sanskrit Drama. One can think offhand of Udayana in the Svapnavāsavadatta, Avimāraka in the well… Avimāraka and Sītā in the Uttararāmacarita
Dr. R. P.  Goldman
Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies MC # 2540
The University of California at Berkeley
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> On Jun 5, 2016, at 11:25 PM, Alex Watson <alex.watson at ashoka.edu.in> wrote:
> Dear List Members
> A colleague, Madhavi Menon, who is writing a book entitled 'A History of Desire in India', has asked me the following question.  All help appreciated; I will forward your responses to her.
> "Are there any narratives in Sanskrit/Buddhist literature/philosophy/history that talk about suicide, or ātma-hatyā, specifically in relation to love and desire?"
> Yours Alex
> -- 
> Alex Watson
> Professor of Indian Philosophy
> Ashoka University
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