Latest news
Most popular
Main menu
News
History
Structure
Personalia
Events
Manuscripts
Publications
IOM Journals
PhD Program
Videos (rus)
Buy books (rus)
Library (rus)
IOM (rus)
What's most interesting for you?

  Print

Tyomkin E. A Word about Bhāmaha // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 9, No 1, March 2003. P. 54-58.


Bhāmaha is the earliest known author of a work on the theory of the literary art in ancient India, the fact which virtually almost all scholars of ancient Indian poetics accept. But that is all we can say with certainty about Bhāmaha, his life and work. And in this respect he is not an exception in Indian culture. Ancient India left us no manuscripts, historical chronicles, or biographical works. In his well-known book Indiia v drevnosti (India in Antiquity), the Academician G. M. Bongard-Levin particularly notes this phenomenon with a remark that it still requires explanation in the context of the historical and cultural processes that took place in ancient India. Each Indologist dealing with ancient India cannot help putting the question of why India failed to produce a historical and biographical narrative. What were the reasons of this phenomenon? I allow myself to present here some observations on this question…

PDF-files

The entire paper

Keywords


Bhāmaha
Manuscripta Orientalia, selected papers

IOM's page contains
Publications571
Monographs278
Papers292
b_erman_1959.jpg
c_shikhsayidov_co_2005.jpg
b_zhukov_1988.jpg
b_ermakova_1998.jpg
Random news: Announcements
On April 10, 2017, at the meeting of the Academic Council of the IOM RAS, Dr. A.V. Zorin will read a lecture The First Tibetan Texts in the Collection of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
Read more...


Programming© N.Shchupak; Design© M.Romanov

 Российская академия наук Yandex Money Counter
beacon typebeacon type