Freitag, 24. Mrz 2023, 15:15 - 16:45 iCal

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Verses from Bengali Anthologies and from the Lokeśvaraśataka


Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Csaba Dezső | Department of Indian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Seminarraum 1 des Instituts für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
Universitätscampus, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7, 1090 Wien


In this lecture, I will study poems of praise and blessing addressed to the Buddha(s), Bodhisattvas, and to Śiva and his household in two early anthologies from Bengal, the Subhāṣitaratnakoṣa and the Saduktikarṇāmṛta, and in the Buddhist hymn Lokeśvaraśataka. Some topics to be discussed will be imitation and emulation, trends and recurring tropes, and tradition and innovation. I will also address the question whether we can speak about kāvya that is specifically Buddhist or Śaiva.

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Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde


Judith Starecek
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde in Kooperation mit der Indischen Botschaft, Wien
4277 43502