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Kumarasambhavam: The Origin of The Young God

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Kalidasa is one of the greatest classical Sanskrit poets and dramatists of ancient India, but very little is known about his life and time. The writings of Kalidasa reveal that he was a pious Brahmana of Ujjain, and had acquired a knowledge of the various branches of Brahmanical learning. His versatile genius, his acquaintance with court etiquette, his shrewdness, his modesty, not without a due sense of self-respect, and his poetic talent are very well reflected in all his works, which are: Malavikagnimitra, Vikramorvasiya, Abhijnana-Sakuntala (dramas) and poems like Raghuvamsa, Kumarasambhava and Meghaduta. Both in drama and poetry, Kalidasa stands not only unsurpassed but even unrivalled.

Hank Heifetz

Hank Heifetz is visiting Assistant Professor, Department of South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Title Kumarasambhavam: The Origin of The Young God
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.09.2014
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9780670086894
length xvii+216p., 21cm.