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Tulasidasa: A Bibliography

Sudha Verma (Author)
Synopsis Tulasidasa A Bibliography offers for the first time a comprehensive, systematic and thoroughly classified corpus of research materials available on the sixteenth century Hindi poet. Containing almost 1,800 entries, the bibliography includes references to works in around twenty languages and dialects of India as well as in English (7% of the total), French, German and Russian. Divided in twenty sections, the present monograph gives separate treatment to each of the compositions attributed to Tulasidasa. In each case notice is given to editions of the text, translations of any) and critical studies based on that particular title. Wherever available, the bibliography cities articles, chapters in anthologies, books on comparative issues, on concerns involving poetics and on similar scholarly investigations. One major section, devoted to the Ramacaritamanasa, gives critically classified listing of 700 items which are of immense interest to every student of the masterpiece. In the other major section “General Studies” one witnesses the variety of responses Tulasidasa’s work has continued to elicit even in our own day. The present work will be an indispensable tool for every reader, interested in the study of Tulasidasa in the wider perspective of world literature, offering easy access to vast number of writings in different languages and countries.
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About the author

Sudha Verma

Dr. Sudha Verma (1941-1987) obtained M.A. degree in Hindi from Bhagalapur University, obtaining a first class with a gold medal for standing first in 1961 batch. The author was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the Magadh University for a comparative study of the story elements and characters in the Ramacaritamanasa and the extra-Indian versions of the Ramayana (Videshon Men Ramacharitamanasa Ki Paripreksya Men Ramacharitamanasa ki Kathavastu Tatha Charitron Ka Anushilana). For completing this work the author conducted research in Laos and Thailand in 1970-71. she also obtained a two years Diploma in French from Comite de L Allianace Francaise, Vientiane, Laos. For her published work, Agneya Asia Men Ramakatha (1982), Dr. Sudha Verma won Camille Bulcke Award from Government of Bihar in 1986 and Hanumana Mandir Trust award from Calacutta in 1985. Her other work, Manasa Ke Patra Videshi Ramakatha Ke Sandarbha Men (1987) is equally acclaimed for its deep insight in countless variations in the story of Rama. A well-known poet Dr. Sudha Verma began to contribute poems from her student days in 1957. Her early poems were published in Darbhanga Samachara, Jyotsana and other leading Hindi magazines of the day. Her anthology of poems entitled “Tina Dashakon Ki antaryatra” containing a collection of 85 poems written over three decades appeared posthumously in 1990 with a foreword by Kedar Nath Singh. For the preparation of the Tulasidasa A Bibliography the author worked as Honorary Fellow, Centre for South Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (USA) in 1982. Beginning her career as lecturer in Hindi Department in TNB College, Bhagalpur in 1961, she rose to the status of Reader in the Magadh University where she taught Hindi for two decades in Gautama Buddha Mahila College, Gaya.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tulasidasa: A Bibliography
Author Sudha Verma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170189640
length viii+173p., Abbreviations; Appendix; 23cm.