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dc.contributor.advisorMonius, Anne
dc.contributor.authorDasgupta, Sutopa
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-09T08:51:48Z
dash.embargo.terms2037-05-01
dc.date.created2017-05
dc.date.issued2017-05-13
dc.date.submitted2017
dc.identifier.citationDasgupta, Sutopa. 2017. Song of Auspiciousness: Ethics, Humaneness and the Auspicious in an Eighteenth-Century Court Poem From Bengal. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41140262*
dc.description.abstractMaṅgalkāvya texts—belonging to a South Asian genre of Middle Bengali literature—ubiquitously, and without exception, claim that they will bestow auspiciousness, or maṅgal, on their audiences. This study investigates the claim of auspiciousness in the most important maṅgalkāvya and court poem of eighteenth century Bengal, the Annadāmaṅgal. An examination of what auspiciousness means and how it is represented in the poem leads to a consideration of maṅgal’s ethical implications, understood in terms of humaneness, and aesthetically explored through the compositional practices of the poet. Findings suggest that the Annadāmaṅgal’s presentation of auspiciousness and its ethics offer an emic account of religious differences and a distinctively vernacular aesthetic in a multi-lingual and multi-religious landscape.
dc.description.sponsorshipReligion, Committee on the Study of
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectAuspiciousness
dc.subjectmaṅgalkāvya
dc.subjectBengali
dc.subjectEthics
dc.subjectAesthetics
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectHistory and Literature
dc.titleSong of Auspiciousness: Ethics, Humaneness and the Auspicious in an Eighteenth-Century Court Poem From Bengal
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorDasgupta, Sutopa
dash.embargo.until2037-05-01
dc.date.available2019-08-09T08:51:48Z
thesis.degree.date2017
thesis.degree.grantorGraduate School of Arts & Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorGraduate School of Arts & Sciences
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVendler, Helen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberd'Hubert, Thibaut
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentReligion, Committee on the Study of
thesis.degree.departmentReligion, Committee on the Study of
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