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Great Sanskrit Plays

Anant Pai (Editor)
Synopsis This bumper issue includes illustrated stories based on three great Sanskrit plays. The plays are: 1. Swapna-Vasavadatta by Bhasa 2. Mrichchakatikam (The Clay Cart) by Shudraka 3. Ratnavali by Emperor Harsha: Kalidas refers to Bhasa with reverence. Therefore Bhasa belonged to a period, a hundred or two hundred years before Kalidasa of the fourth century AD. Mrichchakatikam by Shurdaka revolves round the love of Vasantasena for Charudatta, the impoverished merchant. Ratnavali is attributed to Emperor Harsha, who ruled from Kanauj in the seventh century AD
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About the author

Anant Pai

Anant Pai was the creator of the two most popular comic book series, Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha. His works deal with the retelling of mythological tales, folk stories, and biographies of historical figures. He has been considered one of pioneer creators of Indian comics.

He has been associated with works like Fact Fantasy, Funtime, and Funland, all of which are education comic strips. Rekha, Ramu and Shamu, Little Raji, and Kapish are some of the comics he had created.

Born in Karkala, he was brought up by his grandfather after the death of both his parents. He then moved to Mumbai and attended the Orient School in Mahim. He had acquired dual chemical technology degrees from the University of Bombay in Chemical Technology. He was also an expert in personality development. He had conducted several personality development classes for teens and children. He had also founded Partha Institute of Personality Development, 1978. He has published several books dealing with this, such as How to Develop A Super Memory, How To Achieve Success, and How Develop Self-confidence. He was awarded by the Lifetime Achievement Award at the very first Indian Comic Convention in 2011. He married Lalita, and the couple lived in Mumbai. On 24th February, 2011, Pai died of a heart attack.

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Bibliographic information

Title Great Sanskrit Plays
Author Anant Pai
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175082208
length 96p.
Subjects Children