This paper deals with a chapter of Amānat Rāy’s Persian verse translation of the Bhāgavata Purāna, completed in Delhi in 1732-33, and a section of the Tur-i marifat by his poetic and philosophical mentor Mīrzā Abd al-Qādir Bīdil (1644-1720), a mathnawi describing the monsoon in a hilly region of present day Rajasthan. The aim of our brief analysis is to introduce a debate on the poetics of physis in early modern Persian literary culture, in the context of a wider project on Bīdil and nature. Through a guided reading of the two authors’ description of the cloud (abr), its interactions with the Sanskritic literary practices and conventions, and the diverse intertextual ties, we show how the connected analogical and metaphorical procedures employed create two complementary ways of dealing with the phenomenology of (natural) existence.

Two Passing Clouds: The Rainy Season of Mīrzā Bīdil and Amānat Rāy's Persian Version of Bhāgavata Purāṇa 10.20

PELLO', S.
2020

Abstract

This paper deals with a chapter of Amānat Rāy’s Persian verse translation of the Bhāgavata Purāna, completed in Delhi in 1732-33, and a section of the Tur-i marifat by his poetic and philosophical mentor Mīrzā Abd al-Qādir Bīdil (1644-1720), a mathnawi describing the monsoon in a hilly region of present day Rajasthan. The aim of our brief analysis is to introduce a debate on the poetics of physis in early modern Persian literary culture, in the context of a wider project on Bīdil and nature. Through a guided reading of the two authors’ description of the cloud (abr), its interactions with the Sanskritic literary practices and conventions, and the diverse intertextual ties, we show how the connected analogical and metaphorical procedures employed create two complementary ways of dealing with the phenomenology of (natural) existence.
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