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Author Bruijn, Thomas de, author

Title Ruby in the dust : poetry and history in Padmāvat by the South Asian Sufi poet Muḥammad Jāyasī / Thomas de Bruijn
Published [Leiden] : Leiden University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (371 pages)
Contents Poet and the literary field -- Text, transmission and reception -- Literary context of Padmavat -- Structure and meaning in Padmavat -- Poem of love -- Metaphoric scheme of light -- Messenger -- Conclusion : Jayasi and the literary field
Summary The Padmavat (1540 CE) by the Indian Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi is a classic of pre-modern Indian literature. It relates how the Rajput king Ratansen of Chitor finds and marries the beautiful princess Padmavati, and how the sultan Alauddin Khilji, on hearing of her beauty, besieges Chitor in a fruitless attempt to capture her
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index
Notes Text in English with some Hindi extracts
Description based on online resource; title from title screen (EBL, viewed March 2, 2014)
Subject Malika Mohammada Jāyasī, active 1540 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Malika Mohammada Jāyasī, active 1540. Padmāvata.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9087281129