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Kalidasasarvasvam: The Complete Works of Kalidasa (In 2 Volumes)

N.P. Unni (Editor)
Synopsis This first volume of the Complete Works of Kalidasa with a new English translation consists of the four poems of the national poet, the authorship of which is generally accepted. The poems are the two Mahakavyas the Kumarasambhava and the Raghuvamsa; the Meghaduta the first message poem in its genre and the Rtusamhara-the description of a cycle of seasons.

This second volume of the Complete Woks of Kalidasa with English translation consist of the three dramas of the national poet, which are universally acclaimed. They are the Malavikagnimitra, the Vikramorvasiya  and the Abhijanana Sakuntala which in considered as the masterpiece.

Each of these dramas and poems are presented here based on critical editions in the Devanagari script followed by the English translation so that the reader could easily appreciate the work. A brief introduction giving an a account of their contents, commentaries and translation in Indian and foreign languages added here will be helpful for a better appreciation of the dramas and poems.
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N.P. Unni

Dr. N.P. Unni (b. 1936) has the unique distinction of being the first candidate to be awarded a Ph.D. degree in Sanskrit by the University of Kerala. After a long teaching career in the Govt. Sanskrit College, Trivandrum, he joined the University of Kerala as Curator in the reputed Oriental Research Institute and Manuscripts Library. Later he became Reader in Sanskrit (1972) in the Dept. of Sanskrit and from 1979 onwards he served as Professor and Head of the Dept,; till 1996. Then he become the Vice Chancellor of the prestigious Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala for a period of four years. Dr. Unni has written/edited/commented/published/more than 35 books in the different fields of study like Classical literature, Dramas, and Tantra, Arthasastra, Kerala, history, Dramaturgy, Commentatorial literature, Literary criticism etc., etc. His magnum opus is an English translation with text and notes of the Natyasastra of Bharata in 4 volumes. He was awarded the Certificate of Honour by the President of India in 2001.

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Title Kalidasasarvasvam: The Complete Works of Kalidasa (In 2 Volumes)
Author N.P. Unni
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.08.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English, Sanskrit
isbn 818315106X
length lxii+1262 p., 23cm.