Translations of Shakuntala: And Other Works
Regarded as the most important figure in the Classical Sanskrit literary canon, Kalidasa was a poet and playwright who likely lived in the fifth century AD. This collection brings together some of Kalidasa's most well-regarded dramatic works, including the timeless story of Shakuntala, a beautiful maiden who was abandoned at birth and raised in a remote hermitage. Though she later enchants a powerful king who desires to take the young woman as his bride, Shakuntala must overcome a series of obstacles before she can reign as queen.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
THE STORY OF SHAKUNTALA
THE TWO MINOR DRAMAS
I Malavika and Agnimitra
THE DYNASTY OF RAGHU
THE BIRTH OF THE WARGOD
Act V Shakuntalas Rejection
Act VI Separation from Shakuntala
Other editions - View all
Agnimitra Anusuya arrow beauty Bhavabhuti birth blossoms Brahman bride bright canto Chamberlain chariot charming child cloud Cloud-Messenger Clown curse daughter dear deer Dharini drama Dushyanta Dynasty of Raghu earth elephant Enter epic Exeunt Exit eyes Father Kanva feel Fisherman flowers forest Gautami girl glances gods grief hand happy heart heaven heavenly Hermit-woman hermitage hermits Himalaya Hindus holy husband India Indra journey joyfully Kalidasa Kashyapa King king's Kumara Lakshmana listening looks lover Madhavya maid maiden Majesty Malavika Matali Mishrakeshi moon mother mountain night nymph o'er palace Parvati pious grove play poem poet Portress prince princess Priyamvada pupils Pururavas queen Rama Rama's Ramayana Ravana ring river sage scenes Shakuntala Sharngarava Shiva Sita smiling stanzas story sweet Taraka tell thee thine thou trees Ujjain Urvashi Valmiki victory vine Vishnu walk War-god wife woman women wonderful Yaksha youth