Madly after the Muses

Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and his Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics
Author(s): 
Riddiford, Alexander
ISBN: 
9780199699735
Date published: 
March 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

This volume examines the use of Graeco-Roman samplings in the Bengali works of Michael Madhusudan Datta (1824-1873). Riddiford introduces new texts and contexts to the fields of classical reception and postcolonial scholarship, offering a surprising early chapter in the story of the dissemination and reception of the Graeco-Roman classics in India.