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Shakuntala (c.-400) [Play]
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Kalidasa's play about the love of King Dusyanta for Sakuntala, a monastic girl, is the supreme work of Sanskrit drama by its greatest poet and playwright (c.4th century CE). Overwhelmingly erotic in tone and in performance, The Recognition of Sakuntala aimed to produce an experience of aesthetic rapture in the audience, comparable to certain types of mystical experience.

The pioneering English translation of Sakuntala in 1789 caused a sensation among European composers and writers (including Goethe), and it continues to be performed around the world.

Original title: Abhijyanashakuntalam
Original languages: Sanskrit


Genre: Drama and PlaysTraditional Non-western Forms

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Great Sanskrit Plays (1957) [Collection]
      Authors: Kalidasa , King Shudraka , Bhasa , Bhavabhuti , Harsha , Vishakadatta


  • Given various titles in English: Shakuntala/ Sakuntala, The Recognition of Sakuntala, etc.

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