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109 Here it indicates to the alert reader that the event described must be taking place in the rainy season, the last moment for returning from journeys in foreign parts. From this the reader deduces that the husband of the woman described in the stanza has not returned and that the woman herself, a prositabhartrka110, is therefore prepared to die: •08 Subhasitaratnakosa No. 727. See The Subhasitaratnakosa compiled by Vidyakara, ed. D. V. GOKHALE, Cambridge, Mass. 1957 (HOS 42), p. H. INGALLS, Cambridge, Mass.

107 Compare the phrase rajjum vitanoti, "(he) puts o n a rope, spreads o u t a rope". Readers and Critics 37 made comprehension more difficult. For the educated reader, who was the equal of the kavi, the detection of the deepened imagery, of the fine embroidery of the attributes etc. and the new view of things shown him by the poet resulted in a sensation of camatkara; that is to say he experienced an aesthetic astonishment bringing feelings of delight which led to a multiple vision of the point presented to him by the poet.

Sohoni the two words have been selected with deliberation and great care. , between the asoka- and the kesara-tree) there is a golden post: (on it is) mounted a crystal seat and its root is studded with jewels which have the sheen of young bamboo. On this, in the evening perches (our)116 friend, (the) peacock, which my dearest causes to dance (in the daytime) with the rhythm (which) her tinkling bracelets (make)". Sohoni draws attention to the play of colours in the stanza: it is evening and dark, yet the peacock's golden perch shines forth and the jewels glow green like bamboo ("emerald-green" according to Mallinatha and Caritravardhana).

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