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Perfumed by golden lotuses: literary place and textual authority in the Brahma- and Bhāgavatapurāṇas

Taylor, McComas


The creators of the Hindu scriptures known as the Brahma- and Bhāgavatapurāṇas lavished a great amount of descriptive detail on mythical and 'mythologised' places where important discourses were enunciated: the Naimiṣa forest, Mt Meru, Kurukṣetra, and Ānanda on the banks of the Ganges. At first glance this might appear to be idle expression of literary virtuosity, but I suggest that this careful creation of literary place has an impact, intentional or not, on the reception of the text....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Orientalia Vilnensia 8.1 (2007): 69-81


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