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CHATUAANG

No 502

KATHA

HAMSAVALI
PICTORIAL CU>,S5ICSFD~ YO UNG AND OLD A.
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-~CHATURANG KATHA Th.., Kal'hasilril'ugarll was wlillen in the 11th century

by Somadeva, the court poet of Kashmir, It is an ocean comprising a myriad streams of story, I'\ence
the title Karhasarilsilgara. which literally means 'Ocean of streams, of story', The form of thfJ«iuhnalirsagiJfilis • One stD,ry leads to another lor almost every character men itself fascinatirig endlesslv storyand another,

is a' compulsive and thieves,

teller. The reader is led into ii, world peopled by wise men and fools, good lovers and sa.ges, gods, demons, magic, ch icanerv and intrigue, is a's vast as life the wisdom oltha lookmg
,5 imple

The sweep ot the Karhu.uilug;:tr8 itself, In these stories is embodied east, its way of life, matters. The story of H amsavali is
8'

its way

of

at men and
story ,of the and' by
II

love of a beauf lui pri neess lor a ha ndsome prince. They are made to laU in love. then. face obslacles wilful lalel. brings you many mote stories Indian classic enthralled. which has thrown seemingly from this brought ,in their together pa th

CHATURANGKATI-IA ancient

kept

readers all over the world

Editor: Labhmi

Lal
Ram WaHrkar

Scripl: Lakshmi lal

Illustrations:

Publi'hed bV H" G,. MIH:h .. naen i for Indi.. B(tolii Houl!i PvL L1d.~ :Rul! M ... si-an n 2.9 Wad.nou", Roa-d. 80mbBY 400· OJ9 andi printed bV hjm IiIIt 18'1-1 ·P'ri'llhrii. lrJIarol N,";:", Mathurilldal Vu.njl ROIll'a. Andhefl ElitL BDmbov400 059,

THE DfJNCE COMMENCEO.HflM9IltVIlLl oWItYED TO THE MU5IC.HER.. FEET BEfiT our THE.INTRlUITE RHYTffM5 F!lULTLE55L Y. HER H"ND5 TRI'lCED E.XQUlSITE PflTTERNG IIV THE "JR..HER. FReE R.EFLECTEOTHE MYR}flD EMonON5 OF tne 8EflUTlFUL SONe.

MII/VOR.RTH.ASIDDHI, fWDIENCE •flS
8f1R.D. HflPP£NED

HE

fJ WI'IIYDER./IYI3 TO BE flY THE

THRT NI6f1T. MflNORRTtffi51ODtti Lf}Y flY 8ED, WIDE flWflK.E. I MU.5T BRIN6 THE TWO TOGETHER'-. BLn

I.EFT THE HfiLL-

flPPROflCH

MI6HT .sPOIL THINGS.

HOW '2 "" 01 RECT

vou

MY DflU0HTER'S

DEC.ORATE

SHALL

ROOM.

WELL, TOMORROW YOU MUST BE &EEN
NEAR THE

PALAcE.

'You

SO FUNN'f THAT THEY WILL 1'\5K YOu INTO THE PALFICE.

MUST

flPPE"I9R

IF ALL GOES WELL,THE. PRINCESS WILL HAVE YOU BROU0HT INTO HER ROONl6. RND THEN I MUST SING THE PR.AISES OF KRMALAKARfI, FOR WHOM YOU COVET OuR. HAM&AVAU •HOW CLEYER YOU

ARE!

GESTICULATI WILDLY.

MAN IS

THAT

NG

WHY,vU5T flS THE FRUIT TURN5 INTO

INTO BUD.

FLOWER., fiND THE. FLOWER..

AND 50, MflNORATHASIf(_Dffl'S FRIEND FOUND HIMbELF IN HRMSfWflLl 5 ROOM, FfiClN0 THE PICTURE OF t::AIVIRl.RK.I7RR.HE Wfl5TED NO TIME.

THE PRINCE5S WflS WITf1 WONDER..

WIDE-EYED

WHAT SHALL J 'OR'! '? HE IE> LORD VISHNU COME TO

EAR.TH.

MY LORD, "(OU

HAMSAVAU'S ROOM.

5HOULD PUT A 5TOP TO WHAT IS eGIN0 ON IN

IWD AS THEY WI'3LkED TO THE PRJrvCE5S'S I9PIJRTMEIYTS. THE MINISTER.. TOLD THE KJNG fiLL A80UT THE HIJLF-WIT WHO W195 PUTTING THOllGHTS 1Ir.t:~.;utAI OF LOVE INTO TlfE

PRINCESS's HEIlD.

OUT WITH
YOU! HOW DARS'tOU

ENTER MY DAUGHTER5

ROOM&?

I.
IN THE P,qLl~C£

THINoS WER.E NOT TOO HflPPY. THE.
PfUNCE55 W,qS

ffEilRr--BR.oKEIV.

FflTHER.., ! flM NOT WE.LL.
M'YSELF fiND

01VE ME LEAVE TO LIVE BY WORbHIP LORD vl5HNU •

THERE 60ES THE C~USE OF ALLMY WOES. I MU:?T TRLK TO HIM.'

MftN0R17THfl5fDDHJ 5ECRE,TL Y I2E';O/CED. HE WENT TO KRNlALAKIlRli WHO WELCOIYIED HfiVI. CflN THE SWAN B-EST TILL IT flTT Po IN 5 THE. LOTUS FLOWER'?

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M'I DEAR PRINCE,~HE IS f'I POET~5 ORE.AM. WHAT IS MORE, SHE. LOVEe.

SO MAN'i

HOW &HOULD I SET FlBOUT IT? TH ER.E FIRE OB5TFlC.LE5 IN MY .PATH.

YOU.

115 IT HftPPENED,IiE DID NOTHflVE TO WRIT LONG. THE !::INl8, HIS FflTIiE~.5EIVT FOR- H/M. IT I E> TIME 'IOU 0AVE UP THIS LIFE OF EASE. AND PLEASURE.

ROUSE YOURSELF AND PROVE YOUR

PROWESS IN OF flNGA
A0AINST BATTLE. THE

MARCHES

KI N5

I HEAR ••.

US,

THE PRINCE WELCOIVIED OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE

rra»

our OF HIS

KJN6DOM.

KING OF 171Y13/! MET KflNlflLnKRRA IN II FIER.CE BflTTLE. KI'IMflLAKARf1 '5 .1R1Y1Y Wfl8 VICTOR.!OUS.

me

flNO HE MfiROIED

TOWI'tRD6

CflPruR£D

flRMYGRew eeesr WITH

esrrui»

VIDfSHF). WINNIN6 Mf/NY ON THE WRY. HIS

HE

VIDISHfJ. WHILE ReSTED f'}ND THEMSELVES

ereuc«

Cfl1VlPourSIDE
THE HORses, REFRESHED ••. .--------1

ELEPHflNTS {WD SOLDIER.S

ENEMY SOLDIER5.

IS

ON ReCEIVING

MES5f10£ , ICING ME.eHIIMf'lLi WENT TO !;JEe HIM.

HIS

20

BUT HI7M5RVfJLI WfJ5 TROUBLED. SHE CONFIDED IN HER rRIEND-

K,ANAKAMFINJARI , MF\KE .su THAT THIS PRINCE IS THE Sf1ME KAMflLFlKflRFI.

DRESSED RS fl FEMRLE RSCETlC, K~N~KAMANv~RIENTERED KAMALflICflRA'S CfJMP fJND WflS SOON IN HIS PRESENCE.

MAKE i'lSHOKfI KA R.I 12>ET IN THE CLOTHES I'M REMOVIN6 NOW, FOR sHE. WILL HRVE TO 60 WITH THE. BRIDE. AS KANflKnMflN,JARI • THEN, 00 OUT By THE WESTERN GATE fiND HIDE IN THE HOLLOW SHflLMAU TR.EE. NEAR- IT.

KfJNRKflMflNvfiRI MRRRIEO ICfJMflLRI::RRfi. fJG IT WRS
NIt!>HT, fiND THE LIGHTS DIM, NO ONE NOTfCED THe SuB-

STITUTION.

KfWlfiLRfCfJRR, Ic!lNIIK.!!- • MflN<lRRI (IN HIJMS/Wlhl5 CLOTHES) fiND !!SHOK/JKflRI (IN K.RNftK.fJMAN.JfJRI's CLOTHES) WERE SOON ON THEfR_ WilY TO K,OS!!L!!. flS THEY PfJ5SED THE ~ALMfJLI TREE -

.. ' I RECO~NIZE IT 8'i IT5 HOLLOW. FROM IT, THERE. RUSHED OUT ft RAKSHflSI~ A KIND BRAHMAN STOPPED HER dUST RS SHE wA5 ABOUT TO DEVOUR- ME.

.... -.:~ HRMSflVf1L / OVERH£I7RD TH£ WHOLE CONVER5f)T/Otv• fJS SHE WI]TCHED THE TREE. 8U/2NIN6-

EVEN RSHOKf1KfiRI DID NOT KNOW TttRT HRIVI.5IWRL.f .. W!9S SUPPOSED TO 8£ HID/He IN TtfRT TREE. TO THINK. THAT I CONSIDERED HER M,( LOYAL FRIEND!
I Wf'l5 It FOOL!

BUT CflLMIN0 HeRSELF., SHE Wfl5 REMINDED OF HIER FflTIiER'S DREAM.

fIND SHE LJVED TtfERE, WITH THE TREES POR FRJENDb, HER. ERRS
FILLED WITH rHE SWEET

SOUND OF BIRDS, HER. HEART PUL L OF LON61NG FOR. HER BELOVED.

DID THE cRUEL KfINRKriMfJNc.lI3RI PLflN TO 6ET R.ID OF THE INNOCENT fJ5HOKAKfiRI, THE ONLY OTHEIil PERSON WHO KNEW HER FOUL SECRET.

SHE TOL 0 R.5tfOK.flKflRI ru:«, KEEPIN0 FROIYJ HER OrYLY THe f1l1NJRN .sflCRIFICE INVOLVED. IN THE DERD OF NltDHT THEY IVIfJOE TtfEI/C!. Wf,lY TO RN fiBfJNDONED .sHIVI'! TEMPLE.

SHE COVERED WITH fJ PfJ5TE

THE PUITFORM OF BLOOD

RND 5fJNOflL.

THENbWITH CRUSHED NJ/W00, .sitE REW fiN OUTLINE OF THE DEMON OF FEVER WITH HIS RTTENDfJNT //yIPS .•.

THE STROKE FIJI/...EDTO KILL. ' I'JSHOl<l!KfJRl REALIZED THE TPUTH IN fi FLfi.5H.

WHILE KIN6 KRlVlfJLAKflRA L/5TE/YED TO THE TALE WITH HORROR--

GUIDED BY NJRNORflTHfJSIDDHI fiNO RFTER DRYS OP WfJNDERING. KflMIILfiK/1RII PINFILLY THE FOR.EST WHERE

eer IN

IVIEDI TI1TIOf'{

~LAS. MI'INORATHflSIDDHI!

1CAN BEAR THI5 NO LONGER.

fWD SHE PELL (NTO fJ SWOON fIT t:::.flMRLAkRRfI'S FEE.i;

H 19N1 e.AVI'l LI ,
I NEVER

THOU6HT
I WOULD

FINDYOU!

iIII!!;=~~~1

THEN)

MfJNORATHfJ51DDHI MADE HIS HOME WITH fiNO REUOfCED OVER.._ THE HfJPP/~ NESS THRr WI7S NOW THEIRS FOR£VER..

HERE'S HOW MY DADDY LOOI{S ...
WHEN HE'S SEEING REPORT CARD ...

MY

WHEN HE'S HAPPY ...

WHEN

I BREAK A
WINDOW

WHEN [ FRIGHTEN OVER

PANE ...

HIM WITH A MASK

MY FACE ..
I SUCH FUN! TRY PAINTING

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