La victoire de Manasā

Traduction française du Manasāvijaya, poème bengali de Vipradāsa (XVe)

Collection : Collection Indologie

Collection's number: 105

Editor: Bhattacharya (France)

Edition: EFEO, Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP)

Publication date: 2007

Status : Available


ISBN-13 : 978-2-85539-665-1

ISSN : 0073-8352

Width : 16,5 cm

Height : 24 cm

Weight : 0,85 kg

Number of pages : 500

Distributor : EFEO Pondichéry Contact :, distributeur online :, distributeur Chennai :

Geography : India

Language : French

Place : Pondichéry

Support : Papier

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By way of some surprising episodes that involve a multifarious range of characters, the Manasā Vijaya or Victory of Manasā (1495) portrays the cruel manner in which the Goddess of Serpents established a tradition of her worship in the world. This Bengali poem, intended for singing and recitation, belongs to the literary genre of the mangalkavya. Alongside Vedic, epic and Puranic myths, it borrows themes from the literature of Nath yogins, painting a large and vivid tableau of medieval Bengali society. This complete translation, the first into a European language, is accompanied by an introduction, notes, a bibliography and glossaries.


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