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Passwords: Sheldon Pollock on Sanskrit poetry
Scholar and translator Sheldon Pollock offers an overview of Sanskrit poetry, with samples drawn from both religious and secular literature, including The Ramayana – India’s most beloved and enduring legend – and the spiritual classic Bhagavad-Gita – one of the most popular scripts of Hinduism.
Part of Poets House’s 25th Anniversary Program Series, tracing 3,000 years of poetry - from Gilgamesh to The Beats. Over the course of the 2011-2012 program year, we will present programs that examine our rich and varied poetic history, from oral traditions through early verse forms, the rise of lyric poetry and the advent of Modernism, to the myriad poetic voices that are defining the 21st century.