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Readings from 'The Tenth Rasa: An Anthology of Indian Nonsense'
|For the last eighteen hundred years Indian arts have been seen in terms of strictly classified emotional effects known as the nine
rasas. 'The Tenth Rasa: An Anthology of Indian Nonsense' celebrates, for the very first time, the final, unacknowledged rasa--what Sukumar Ray called the 'spirit of whimsy'--through the topsy-turvy, irreverent, melodic genre of nonsense literature.
|This selection of poetry and prose, brilliantly translated from seventeen Indian languages across India, includes works by Rabindranath Tagore, Sukumar Ray, Vinda Karandikar, Gulzar, Dash Benhur, Manoj Das, Navakanta Barua, Mangesh Padgavkar, Sri Sri, Vaikom Mohammad Basheer, Kunjunni and other known, lesser-known and first-published authors. In forms as varied as Bollywood song lyrics and medieval court verse, lullabies, folk tales,stories and songs for children and adults, the writers open doors to wildy imaginative worlds populated by peculiar characters and fantastical creatures, where only nonsense makes perfect sense.|