Translator's note:These poems from the Sanskrit “Gathasaptashati” are attributed to King Hala, a first-century AD ruler of the Satavahana dynasty in ancient South India. Hala’s version was in Prakrit, which was later rendered into Sanskrit. I have translated from the Sanskrit. Ushnani nihshvasan kila shayanardhe kimiti mama parangmukhyah Manasamapyanushayataha pradeepya … [Read more...]
About Brishti Guha
Dr Brishti Guha earned a PhD from Princeton University, and is an associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. She is an economist in love with literature, Sanskrit, and ancient cultures. She frequently publishes in international journals and in national newspapers.