The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told

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byPingali Suranna, Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman

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Composed in the mid-sixteenth century, The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told, could be considered the first novel written in South Asia. Telugu, the language spoken in today's Andhra Pradesh region of southern Indi

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Composed in the mid-sixteenth century, The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told, could be considered the first novel written in South Asia. Telugu, the language spoken in today's Andhra Pradesh region of southern Indi

Pingali Suranna wrote during the Vijayanagara period, the heyday of classical Telugu poetry.Velcheru Narayana Rao is Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the author of pathbreaking works on the history of Telugu and Sanskrit literature and poetics.David Shulman is pro...
Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231500963

ISBN - 13:9780231500968

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Table of Contents

The Beginning
Chapter 1
Dvaraka City, Where the Story Begins
Kalabhashini on the Swing and Rambha in the Sky
Chapter 2
Narada Studies Music
Enter Manistambha
Manikandhara's Pilgrimage
Chapter 3
Rambha Entices Manikandhara
Kalabhashini Flies off with the Siddha
The Temple of the Lion-Riding Goddess
Kalabhashini Returns
Rambha Meets Rambha
Nalakubara Meets Nalakubara
Chapter 4
The Story of Salina and Sugatri
Enter Alaghuvrata. Kalabhashini Is Sacrificed
Manistambha Tours the World with His Wife
Chapter 5
The Baby Who Talks
Sarasvati Decodes Brahma's Story
Manistambha and Sumukhasatti Exchange Genders
A Lecture on Yoga
Svabhava and Madasaya at Srisailam
Chapter 6
Manikandhara Fights the Porcupine Demon
The Story of Alaghuvrata and His Sons
Satvadatma's Question
Madhuralalasa Comes of Age
Chapter 7
Kalapurna in Love
The Wedding of Kalapurna and Madhuralalasa
Abhinavakaumudi Becomes Jealous
Chapter 8
Kalapurna Conquers the World
Homecoming
The Story of the Necklace
Invitation to a Second Reading
Guide to Pronunciation and List of Characters
Index of Names and Technical Terms

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Enormous in scope, brilliant in content, rich in literary and religious meanings.... a great read. Every page has something wonderful, memorable and touching.