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Sakuntalam Sanskrit Text + English Translation

Sakuntalam Sanskrit Text + English Translation

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Most popular Sanskrit Play written by Kalidasa.
Many such books are available at www.archive.org for online reading as well as for downloading.
Most popular Sanskrit Play written by Kalidasa.
Many such books are available at www.archive.org for online reading as well as for downloading.

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B Y
M O N I E R
W I L L I A M S
H o n ,
D o c t o r
i n
L a w
o ft h e
U n i v e
H o n ,
M e m b e r
o f
t h e
B o m b a y
M e m b e r
o f
t h e
R o y a l
A s i a t i c
S o c i e t y
o fG r e a t
B r i t a i n
a n d
I r e
B o d e n
P r o f e s s o r
o fS a n s k r i t
i n
t h e
S E C O N D
E D I T
A T
T H E
C L A R E N D
M . D C C C . L X X V I
[ ^ A l l
r i g h t s
r s e r v
t h e
^ a k u n t a l a ,
w h i c h
h e
w a s
t o l d
w
e x t a n t
p l a y s .
T h i s
w o r k
i s
b y
t h e
i l l u s t r i o u s
K a
n a t i v e
a u t h o r i t i e s
( t h o u g h
o n
i n s u f f
U j j a y i n i ,
t h e
c a p i t a l
o f
k i n g
V i k r
s t a r t i n g - p o i n t
o f
t h e
H i n d u
e r a
c a l
B . C .
K a l i d a s a
i s
d e s c r i b e d
a s
o n
m o n a r c h ' s
s p l e n d i d ,
c o u r t .
I t
s e e m s
K a l i d a s a
f l o u r i s h e d
i n
t h e
t h i r d
( s e e
p .
4 7 4
o f
I n d i a n
W i s d o m ,
p u b
1 3 ,
W a t e r l o o
P l a c e ,
L o n d o n ) .
T h e
a l l
h a n d s
t o
b e
t h e
m a s t e r p i e c e
o f
t h
c o m p o s i t i o n
o f
K a l i d a s a
d i s p l a y s
m o
h i s
p o e t i c a l
g e n i u s ,
t h e
e x u b e r a n c e
a n d
p l a y
o f
h i s
f a n c y ,
h i s
p r o f o u n d
h i s
d e l i c a t e
a p p r e c i a t i o n
o f
i t s
m o s t
f a m i l i a r i t y
w i t h
t h e
w o r k i n g s
a n d
f l i c t i n g -
f e e l i n g s ,
i n
s h o r t ,
m o r e
S h a k e s p e a r e
o f
I n d i a . '
O n
t h e
C
a s
T h u s
t r a n s l a t e d
b y
M r .
E .
B .
E a
'
W o u l d s t
t h o u
t h ey o u n g
y e a r
A n d
a l l
b y
w h i c h
t h e
s o u l
W o u l d s t
t h o u
t h e
e a r t h ,
a n d
I
n a m e
t h e e ,
O
S a k u n t a l a
A u g u s t u s
W i l l i a m
v o n
S c h l e g e l ,
i
'
A m o n g
t h e
I n d i a n s ,
t h e
p e o p l e
f r o m
r a c e
h a s
b e e n
d e r i v e d ,
p l a y s
w e r e
k n
f o r e i g n
i n f l u e n c e .
I t
h a s
l a t e l y
b e e
d r a m a t i c
l i t e r a t u r e ,
w h i c h
a s c e n d s
b a
s p e c i m e n
o f
t h e i r
p l a y s
( N a t a k s )
h i
w h i c h ,n o t w i t h s t a n d i n g
t h e
c o l o u r i n g
a
s t r i k i n g
r e s e m b l a n c e
t o
o u r
r o m a n t i
A l e x a n d e r
v o n
H u m b o l d t ,
i n
t r e
K a l i d a s a
h a s
b e e n
f r e q u e n t l y
a n d
e a
g r e a t
p o e t
f l o u r i s h e d
a t
t h e
s p l e n d
c o n t e m p o r a r y
w i t h
V i r g i l
a n d
H o r a c
S a k u n t a l a
h a v e
e x c i t e d
t h e
f e e l i n g
o
u p o n
X a l i d a s a .
T e n d e r n e s s
i n
t h e
f a n c y ,
h a v e
a s s i g n e d
t o
h i m
h i s
l o f t y
p l a c e
h e
s a y s
:
'
K a l i d a s a
i s
a
m a s t
e x e r c i s e s
u p o n
t h e
m i n d s
o f
l o v e r s .
t h e
d r a m a
o fV i k r a m a
a n d
U r v a s ' i ,
i s
t i o n s
w h i c h
h a s
a p p e a r e d
i n
a n y
t i m e .

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