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Erotics in Kalidasa-III Experiencing Bliss Samprayoga

Sushma Kulshreshtra (Editor)
Synopsis Under the series Erotics in Kalidasa will be presented the first ever study of the seven world famous works of Dipasikha Kalidasa with reference to Erotics in ten volumes.  The present is the third volume entitled 'Samprayoga (Experiencing Bliss)' which comprises the novel and the first ever study of samprayoga, the art of love-making, accomplished with reference to the greatest Sanskrit poet Kavikulaguru Dipasikha Kalidasa.  This study is divided into two stabakas.  The first stabaka subdivided into eight puspas deals with the sastric and technical analysis of the following eight items of samprayoga: Experiencing Bliss in Union: 1. Alingana (Aslesa) (Embrace), 2. Cumbana (Kissing), 3. Nakhaksata (Nailmarks), 4. Dantaks ata (Amorous Biting), 5. Samvesana 9Enjoying together), 6. prahanana (Slapping), 7. Sitkrta (Manita) (Moaning or Inarticulate Sounds) and 8. Purusayita (Reverse Position).  The second stabaka divided into seven Puspas (each Puspa is further divided into two to eight Pallavas) presents an exhaustive and critical study of the illustrations of the abovementioned eight items (divided intro numerous varieties) from the seven renowned works of the Kavikulasiromani Dipasikha Kalidasa which are full of hundreds of beautiful pictures of erotics painted here and there. At the end are appended Samskrta-Granthoddhrta-samprayogabodhaka-padyanukaramanika, Kalidasa-granthoddhrta-samprayogabodhakapadyanukramanika, Kalidasagranthoddhrtasampra- yoganukramanika, Bibliography and text.  This volume is presented to a great doyen of Sanskrit and Indology Prof. Ramaranjan Mukherjee, on the auspicious occasion of his 80th birth anniversary.
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Sushma Kulshreshtra

D.Phill., S.Litt., F.R.A.S. (London) Ex. Visiting University Professor of Sanskrit, Ranchi University, Rachi. Member, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. B.A. (1962) 1st class, Banaras Hindu University; M.A. Sanskrit (1964) 1st class 1st Vikram University, Ujjain; D.Phil. (1969) Allahabad University; Diploma in Pali Language & Literature (1972)1st Position with Distinction, University of Delhi; Puranetihasacarya (1981)1st class Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, D.Litt. (1989) Randhi University. Teaching Sanskrit in Daulat Ram College & University of Delhi since 1966. Guiding M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars since 1970. Sponsored and nominated by ICHR, ICSSR, UGC, Deptt. of Culture, Ministry of HRD & ICCR, Govt. of India, participated, presented papers and organized panels in VI World Sanskrit Conference at Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia, USA in 1984, VII World Sanskrit Conference at Kern Institute. University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 1987, VIII Conference of the International Association of Buddhist Studies at University of California. Berkeley, USA in 1987, XXXIII Interational Congress of Asian and North African Studies at University of Toronto, Canada in 1990, VIII World Sanskrit Conference at University of Viena, Austria in 1990, IX World Sanskrit Conference at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Autralia in 1994, V & VI Sakyadhita International Conference of Buddhist Women at Phnon Penh, Combodia in 1997-98 and at Lumbini, Nepal in 2000 respectively and international Conference on Sansrit in South East Asia at Silpakorna University, Bangkok, Thiland in 2001. Participated in 151 sessions of the World Sanskrit Conference, All India Oriental Conference, Indian Philosphical Congress, Akhila Bharatha Darsana Parisad, All India Kalidasa Samaroha, U.G.C. Seminars and NCERT workshops and presented papers. Books Published – 50 : (i) Samskrta-Gitanjali 1973. (ii) Brhattrayi: eka tulanatmaka adhyayana, 1983. (iii) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Vadana-kala, 1986. (iv) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Sangita-kala, 1988. (v) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Pasupksi-sangita, 1989. (vi) Meghaduta-Sangita-Pallavi, 1990. (vii) Samskrta-Sangita-Vaijayanti, 1991. (viii) Rtusamhara-Sangita-Surabhi, 1992. (ix) Prabhakara-Narayana-Srih, 1993. (x) Gems of Indian Music and Musicology, 1994. (xi) Erotics in Kalidasa-I: Nayakanayikagunalankara, 1995. (xii) Jewels in Sanskrit and Musicology, 1995. (xiii) Srirubhasacaritam, 1996. (xiv) Gems of Buddhism, 1996. (xv) Samskrta-Sangita-Ratnasati, 1996. (xvi) Art of Embrace & Kissing, 1998. (xvii) Art of Nali Marks & Amorous Biting, 1999. (xviii) Kavayitri-Kanthabharanam, 2000. (xix) Amrta-Nirjhari: Ya Srstih Srasturadya, 2000. (xx) Sabdarthasaundarya-Sahastracandri, 2001. Reasearch Papers: 125 articles and research papers published in reputed Journals, Felicitation and Commemoration Volumes in India and abroad. Elected Member of the Executive Committee of All India Oriental Conference (1976-86, 1990-2002). Elected President of the Technical Sciences & Fine Arts and Pali & Buddhism Sections of the 33rd, 36th, 39th, 40th and 41st AIOC and Jt. Secretary of the 38th AIOC. Awards and Laurels: (i) Samskrta Siksaka Puraskara, Delhi Sanskri Akademi. (ii) Samskrta Sahitya Puraskara’ U.P. Sanskrit Sansthan, Lucknow for the years 1996, 1998 and 1999 (Thrice). (iii) Banabhatta Sammana, UPSS, Lucknow for the year 2000. (iv) Felicitated in Limca Book of Records-2002.

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Title Erotics in Kalidasa-III Experiencing Bliss Samprayoga
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788178541280
length xxiv+382p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.