Rtuvarnana

Stella Sandahl ssandahl at SYMPATICO.CA
Tue Jan 5 08:54:43 EST 2010


Dear colleagues,
Belatedly, a few remarks about Rtu: nobody seems to have mentioned V.  
Raghavan's
Rtu in Sanskrit literature, Delhi : Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Kendriya  
Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, 1972.
xviii, 196 p. --
Language
and for comparison Charlotte Vaudeville's
Barahmasa; les chansons des douze mois dans les litteratures indo- 
aryennes.
Pondichéry Institut français d'indologie 1965, 97p.

Also, the RtusaMhAra continues to be attributed to KAlidAsa. I  
believe I have proven that this poem is not by KAlidAsa in my 2002  
article
"The RtusaMhAra. A new approach" published in Rivista degli Studi  
Orientali, No. 75,, fasc.I-IV, pp. 147-156.

Happy New Year to all!
Stella Sandahl


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On 12-Dec-09, at 11:41 AM, Toke L. Knudsen wrote:

> Dear Venetia,
>
> Inspired by Kālidāsa's Ṛtusaṃhāra, the Indian astronomers  
> also wrote poems describing the seasons.  See Bhāskara II's  
> Ṛtuvarṇana (part of the Siddhāntaśiromaṇi).  Jñānarāja  
> gives a more elaborate poem on the seasons in the Siddhāntasundara.
>
> All  best wishes,
> Toke
>
>
>
> On Dec 11, 2009, at 6:46 AM, venetia ansell wrote:
>
>> Could anyone direct me to interesting passages describing the  
>> seasons in
>> Sanskrit poetry and any articles or books that have been written  
>> about
>> 'rtu-varnana'?
>> Thank you very much,
>> Venetia
>
> -----
> Toke L. Knudsen, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor of Mathematics
> Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
> State University of New York, College at Oneonta
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