Michael Hutt (ed. and tr.): Himalayan voices: an introduction to modem Nepali literature. (Voices from Asia, 2.) xvii, 333 pp. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1991. $14.95.

@article{Riccardi1993MichaelH,
  title={Michael Hutt (ed. and tr.): Himalayan voices: an introduction to modem Nepali literature. (Voices from Asia, 2.) xvii, 333 pp. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1991. \$14.95.},
  author={Theodore Riccardi},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={1993},
  volume={56},
  pages={157 - 158}
}
  • T. Riccardi
  • Published 1 February 1993
  • Art
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
the gana. With respect to the problematic dhrupada verses, he suggests that they ' represent a transition from true vamavrtta to a degenerate computation of syllables' (pp. 278-9). His analysis is innovative in that it is based not only on meticulous scansion of the written text, but also takes into consideration recordings of traditional musical performance of the padas at a temple assembly (samdja) in Vrindaban. In this context the singers adhere strictly to the metre, in contrast to the more…