Dear Friends, Thanks so much for your ongoing valuable input and patience with my 
questioning. I would like to crowdsource once more and ask: are there are early translations/adaptations into South Asian languages that you admire, or modern translations into South Asian languages that you find especially beautiful and/or learned? There are endless modern translations of a very literal sort, but for example Caitanyadāsa's [16th-century?] translation into Bangla is an extraordinary literary work and commentary in one. I have a feeling there are other works out there in languages, which I haven't learned to read. I will be grateful for any thoughts you have. Best, भवदीयः,J 
Jesse Ross Knutson PhD
Assistant Professor of Sanskrit and Bengali, Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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