River Of Ink

River Of Ink

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"In thirteenth-century Sri Lanka, Asanka, poet to the king, lives a life of luxury, enjoying courtly life and a sweet, furtive love affair with a palace servant, a village girl he is teaching to write. But when Magha, a prince from the mainland, usurps the throne, Asanka's role as court poet dramatically alters. Magha is a cruel and calculating king--and yet, a lover of poetry--and he commissions Asanka to translate a holy Sanskrit epic into the Tamil language spoken by his recently acquired subjects. The poem will be an olive branch--a symbol of unity between the two cultures. But in different languages, in different contexts, meaning can become slippery"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781632860705
1632860708
Branch Call Number: F Cooper
Characteristics: 289 pages :,map ;,25 cm

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