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Great Sanskrit Plays (1957) [Collection]
by Bhasa Bhavabhuti Harsha Kalidasa King Shudraka Vishakadatta Rating: Weighted - 8.8 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The wonderful world of classical Indian drama had been obscured for most readers by the stilted style of the existing 19th-century translations. Now a young Indian Sanskrit scholar, P. Lal, who is also a fine poet in his own right, has produced new versions in modern idiom which brings across the full richness and vitality of the originals. And these "transcreations" are so presented that they will "play" on our stage today. The volume contains:

  • Shakuntala by Kalidasa
  • The Toy Cart by King Shudraka
  • The Dream of Vasavadatta by Bhasa
  • The Later Story of Rama by Bhavabhuti
  • Ratnavali by Harsha
Professor Lal (Xavier College, Calcutta) has provided an introduction on the history and aesthetic theory of Sanskrit drama, individual prefaces for each play, an phonetic guide to the pronunciation of the Indian names and a selective bibliography.

Original title: Great Sanskrit Plays in Modern Translation
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and PlaysTraditional Non-western Forms

The following works are contained within this one:
     Little Clay Cart, the (-500) [Play]
      Author: King Shudraka
     Shakuntala (-400) [Play]
      Author: Kalidasa

Edition #1: Great Sanskrit Plays

Great Sanskrit Plays (1957)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: P. Lal
Edited by: P. Lal
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Manifested in:

Great Sanskrit Plays (June 1957)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811200795
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.0 x 1.1
Pages: 396

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