Pushing mind to the limits : visual forms in Dharmadāsa’s "Vidagdhamukhamaṇḍana"

2019
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dc.abstract.enPeople have always tried to master memorizing—a factor playing an immense role in the circulation of Indian literature. To commit to memory seemed to be one of the characteristics of educated people, the source of knowledge and respect. Literary riddles were a great tool for shaping and sharpening the mind. As multi-leveled exercises they engage different parts of the brain in the process of memorizing. Dharmadāsa’s work, Vidadghamukhamaṇḍana, “The Ornament of the Wise Man’s Mouth” (ca. 11th century), served as a manual helping to enhance cognitive skills. Bandhas, visual forms included in Vidadghamukhamaṇḍana combined with other literary riddles, create complex enigmas, pushing minds to the limits and forcing those who accept the challenge to unveil multiple layers, denotations and connotations in the text. The readers/listeners stretch their abilities to solve the riddles set by the author, who has crossed the boundaries of poetical compositions and rules concerning the creation of visual forms in Sanskrit literature. Bandhas of this kind play an important role in the history and development of Indian visual poetry. Their unique character and function allow us to distinguish a coherent trend in the tradition of Sanskrit citrakāvya.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filologiczny : Instytut Orientalistykipl
dc.contributor.authorCielas, Hermina - 155859 pl
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dc.description.volume21pl
dc.identifier.doi10.12797/CIS.21.2019.02.01pl
dc.identifier.eissn2449-8696pl
dc.identifier.issn1732-0917pl
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dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/156205
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dc.participationCielas, Hermina: 100%;pl
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dc.subject.encitrakāvyapl
dc.subject.encitrabandhapl
dc.subject.enDharmadāsapl
dc.subject.envisual poetrypl
dc.subject.enriddlespl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titlePushing mind to the limits : visual forms in Dharmadāsa’s "Vidagdhamukhamaṇḍana"pl
dc.title.journalCracow Indological Studiespl
dc.title.volumeCrossing boundaries : transforming experiences in Indian literature and art : part Ipl
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People have always tried to master memorizing—a factor playing an immense role in the circulation of Indian literature. To commit to memory seemed to be one of the characteristics of educated people, the source of knowledge and respect. Literary riddles were a great tool for shaping and sharpening the mind. As multi-leveled exercises they engage different parts of the brain in the process of memorizing. Dharmadāsa’s work, Vidadghamukhamaṇḍana, “The Ornament of the Wise Man’s Mouth” (ca. 11th century), served as a manual helping to enhance cognitive skills. Bandhas, visual forms included in Vidadghamukhamaṇḍana combined with other literary riddles, create complex enigmas, pushing minds to the limits and forcing those who accept the challenge to unveil multiple layers, denotations and connotations in the text. The readers/listeners stretch their abilities to solve the riddles set by the author, who has crossed the boundaries of poetical compositions and rules concerning the creation of visual forms in Sanskrit literature. Bandhas of this kind play an important role in the history and development of Indian visual poetry. Their unique character and function allow us to distinguish a coherent trend in the tradition of Sanskrit citrakāvya.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filologiczny : Instytut Orientalistyki
dc.contributor.authorpl
Cielas, Hermina - 155859
dc.date.accessioned
2020-05-20T12:55:28Z
dc.date.available
2020-05-20T12:55:28Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2019
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dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 21-23
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2
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1-23
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ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
21
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10.12797/CIS.21.2019.02.01
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2449-8696
dc.identifier.issnpl
1732-0917
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ROD UJ / OP
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https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/156205
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eng
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eng
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Cielas, Hermina: 100%;
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Użycie niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych 4.0 Międzynarodowa
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OTHER
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citrakāvya
dc.subject.enpl
citrabandha
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Dharmadāsa
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visual poetry
dc.subject.enpl
riddles
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Article
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Pushing mind to the limits : visual forms in Dharmadāsa’s "Vidagdhamukhamaṇḍana"
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Cracow Indological Studies
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Crossing boundaries : transforming experiences in Indian literature and art : part I
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JournalArticle
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