Bhagavadajjuka Prahasana, 1978 Translated & Edited by Michael Lockwood and A. Vish
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Bhagavad ajjuka Prahasana, 1978 Translated & Edited by Michael Lockwood & A Vishnu Bhat

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Bhagavad-Ajjuka, by King Mahendra of the Pallava Dynasty, 7th century South India, this first edition is a philosophical farce  play about a holy man who, trying to impress a disciple, accidentally transfers his own soul into the body of a recently dead courtesan - with hilarious results.

Edited and Translated from Sanskrit and Prakrit by Michael Lockwood and A. Vishnu Bhat in 1978, this vintage copy, with complete notes and commentary, is the original English translation of the farce comedy. It is a highly collectible, rare, hard to find and sought after first edition - the original translation of a well-known Sanskrit farce by King Mahendra.

Published in Madras by The Christian Literature Society this red hardcover book is 126 pages long and in very good to excellent vintage condition. The binding is firm, and the pages are clear and unmarked. The only signs of wear are to the red and yellow dust jacket (several small tears, one about 1 inch long at the lower front corner) and the edges and corners of the cover.

The book measures 5 5/8 inches by 8 5/8 inches by 1/2 inch.

With this play we will include a foldout which announces a modern Indian play at the Akshara Theatre by Gopal Sharman entitled Karma, An Upanishadic Musical Comedy. (Photos included.)

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