As India gasps for breath under the stifling heat of both the summer and fiery politics, it is perhaps an appropriate time to dive into the refreshing reality of Kṣemendra’s Darpa Dalana. The Darpa Dalana, or The Ending of Arrogance, takes no prisoners as its author, a controversial and provocative satirist from 11th century Kashmir, exposes and demolishes all types of human failings. This edition, Rasāla’s latest book, includes the original Sanskrit text alongside a fluent part-prose, part-verse translation by the well known career diplomat turned translator, A.N.D. Haksar.
More details about the Darpa Dalana can be found on here.
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