Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa: Cantos I-VIII (Edited with Commentary of Mallinatha
Displaying 3356 of 4541         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa: Cantos I-VIII (Edited with Commentary of Mallinatha
Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa: Cantos I-VIII (Edited with Commentary of Mallinatha
Description

Back of the Book:

The most important Kavyas of Kalidasa - Raghuvamsa and Kumarasambhava - are distinguished by their independence of treatment and excellence of poetical beauty. The Kumarasambhava varies from the loveliness of spring and the delights of married love to the utter desolation induced by the death of beloved. The subject is unquestionably a daring one: the events which brings about the marriage of Lord Siva to Uma and the birth of Skanda.

The prose order of each sloka has been given in the commentary by using bold type, the words not actually repeated by Mallinatha being enclosed within rectangular brackets. The notes explain allusions, grammatical peculiarities not noticed by Mallinatha, copious extracts from other commentaries being given for this purpose. The book includes text, the commentary of Mallinatha, a literal English translation, notes and introduction.

Preface:

At the suggestion of some professors and readers from several parts of India where this poem is studied as a text-book, I have added the 8th canto in this edition, thus giving the complete poem in one volume. As regards the additional cantos (9-17) found in some copies of the Kumarasambhava, scholars are now generally agreed that they are spurious, being the work of some other poet. I have also taken this opportunity to submit the whole work to a thorough revision, with special attention to the needs of the class of students for whom this edition is intended.

As in other books edited by me, the prose order of each sloka has been given in the commentary by using bold type, the words not actually repeated by Mallinatha being enclosed within rectangular brackets. The notes explain all allusions, and grammatical peculiarities not noticed by Mallinatha, copious extracts from other commentaries being given for this purpose. The introduction also gives a summary of all the eight cantos in English. The main outline of the story, as found in the Siva-Purana, has also been given in original Sanskrit. Important additions have been made in the Notes, and in this respect I thankfully acknowledge the help derived from the Trivandrum Sanskrit Series edition with the commentaries of Arunagirinatha and Narayana. As before, I am indebted also to the editions of Deshpande and Chakravarti. Any suggestions etc. to further increase the usefulness of this edition will be most thankfully received.

M. R. Kale
Bombay,
January 1923

Preface to the Sixth Edition:

The edition of Kumarasambhava was not available for past several years. Some editions of other authors contain only five or less cantos and therefore need to have a complete poem was much felt. This edition which is a reprint of Fifth edition containing all the eight cantos of the poem, is hoped to be of special use to students. I am much thankful to Shri Sundarlal Jain of M/s Motilal Banarsidass of Delhi-7, who undertook to publish the sixth edition in a short time.

V. M. Kale
Bombay-16,
Jan. 1967.

 

CONTENTS

 

  PREFACE v
  INTRODUCTION ix
I. THE SANSKRIT KAVYA ix
II. KALIDASA  
  (a) His Life, Works and Poetry xiii
  (b) His Date xviii
III. THE POEM  
  1. Summary of the Story xxiii
  2. The Sources of the Poem xxvi
  3. Critical and General Remarks xxxv
  4. Mallinatha xxxviii
  IMPORTANT ABBREVIATIONS xli
  Kumarasambhava - Text with Sanskrit Commentary (Cantos 1-8) 1-166
  Kumarasambhava - English Translation 167-222
  Kumarasambhava - Notes (Cantos 1-8) 223-383
  APPENDIX  
  The Metres Used in the Poem 384-385
  INDEX OF VERSES 387-395
 

Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa: Cantos I-VIII (Edited with Commentary of Mallinatha

Item Code:
IDJ366
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2011
ISBN:
9788120801615
Language:
a Literal English Translation, Notes and Introduction)
Size:
8.5" X 5.4"
Pages:
435
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 387 gms
Price:
$17.00
Discounted:
$12.75   Shipping Free
You Save:
$4.25 (25%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa: Cantos I-VIII (Edited with Commentary of Mallinatha

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 15037 times since 2nd Feb, 2013

Back of the Book:

The most important Kavyas of Kalidasa - Raghuvamsa and Kumarasambhava - are distinguished by their independence of treatment and excellence of poetical beauty. The Kumarasambhava varies from the loveliness of spring and the delights of married love to the utter desolation induced by the death of beloved. The subject is unquestionably a daring one: the events which brings about the marriage of Lord Siva to Uma and the birth of Skanda.

The prose order of each sloka has been given in the commentary by using bold type, the words not actually repeated by Mallinatha being enclosed within rectangular brackets. The notes explain allusions, grammatical peculiarities not noticed by Mallinatha, copious extracts from other commentaries being given for this purpose. The book includes text, the commentary of Mallinatha, a literal English translation, notes and introduction.

Preface:

At the suggestion of some professors and readers from several parts of India where this poem is studied as a text-book, I have added the 8th canto in this edition, thus giving the complete poem in one volume. As regards the additional cantos (9-17) found in some copies of the Kumarasambhava, scholars are now generally agreed that they are spurious, being the work of some other poet. I have also taken this opportunity to submit the whole work to a thorough revision, with special attention to the needs of the class of students for whom this edition is intended.

As in other books edited by me, the prose order of each sloka has been given in the commentary by using bold type, the words not actually repeated by Mallinatha being enclosed within rectangular brackets. The notes explain all allusions, and grammatical peculiarities not noticed by Mallinatha, copious extracts from other commentaries being given for this purpose. The introduction also gives a summary of all the eight cantos in English. The main outline of the story, as found in the Siva-Purana, has also been given in original Sanskrit. Important additions have been made in the Notes, and in this respect I thankfully acknowledge the help derived from the Trivandrum Sanskrit Series edition with the commentaries of Arunagirinatha and Narayana. As before, I am indebted also to the editions of Deshpande and Chakravarti. Any suggestions etc. to further increase the usefulness of this edition will be most thankfully received.

M. R. Kale
Bombay,
January 1923

Preface to the Sixth Edition:

The edition of Kumarasambhava was not available for past several years. Some editions of other authors contain only five or less cantos and therefore need to have a complete poem was much felt. This edition which is a reprint of Fifth edition containing all the eight cantos of the poem, is hoped to be of special use to students. I am much thankful to Shri Sundarlal Jain of M/s Motilal Banarsidass of Delhi-7, who undertook to publish the sixth edition in a short time.

V. M. Kale
Bombay-16,
Jan. 1967.

 

CONTENTS

 

  PREFACE v
  INTRODUCTION ix
I. THE SANSKRIT KAVYA ix
II. KALIDASA  
  (a) His Life, Works and Poetry xiii
  (b) His Date xviii
III. THE POEM  
  1. Summary of the Story xxiii
  2. The Sources of the Poem xxvi
  3. Critical and General Remarks xxxv
  4. Mallinatha xxxviii
  IMPORTANT ABBREVIATIONS xli
  Kumarasambhava - Text with Sanskrit Commentary (Cantos 1-8) 1-166
  Kumarasambhava - English Translation 167-222
  Kumarasambhava - Notes (Cantos 1-8) 223-383
  APPENDIX  
  The Metres Used in the Poem 384-385
  INDEX OF VERSES 387-395
 
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa
Item Code: NAB007
$28.00$21.00
You save: $7.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Textual Study of Kumarasambhava
Item Code: NAG808
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
कुमारसंभव: Kumarasambhav in Simple Hindi
Item Code: NAI842
$12.00$9.00
You save: $3.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kumara Sambhavam of Kalidasa (Fifth Canto)
by R.K. Panda
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
Item Code: NAK586
$15.00$11.25
You save: $3.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Raghuvamsa of Kalidasa
Item Code: IDJ377
$31.00$23.25
You save: $7.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Painted Abode of Gods Mural Traditions of Kerala
Item Code: IHL694
$155.00$116.25
You save: $38.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kamasutra of Vatsyayana
Deal 12% Off
by Radhavallabh Tripathi
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Pratibha Prakashan
Item Code: IDH474
$60.00$39.60
You save: $20.40 (12 + 25%)
SOLD
Mallinatha A Study
Item Code: IDK273
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tara in Hinduism: Study with Textual and Iconographical Documentation
by Bikas Kumar Bhattacharya
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Eastern Book Linkers
Item Code: IDJ751
$60.00$45.00
You save: $15.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mythology of Shiva and Shakti
by M. L. Varadpande
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: NAE937
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I ordered Padmapani Statue. I have received my statue. The delivering process was very fast and the statue looks so beautiful. Thank you exoticindia, Mr. Vipin (customer care). I am very satisfied.
Hartono, Indonesia
Very easy to buy, great site! Thanks
Ilda, Brazil
Our Nandi sculpture arrived today and it surpasses all expectations - it is wonderful. We are not only pleasantly surprised by the speed of international delivery but also are extremely grateful for the care of your packaging. Our sculpture needed to travel to an off-lying island of New Zealand but it arrived safely because of how well it had been packaged. Based upon my experience of all aspects of your service, I have no hesitation in recommending Exotic India.
BWM, NZ
Best web site to shop on line.
Suman, USA
Thank you for having such a great website. I have given your site to all the people I get compliments on your merchandise.
Pat, Canada.
Love the website and the breadth of selection. Thanks for assembling such a great collection of art and sculpture.
Richard, USA
Another three books arrived during the last weeks, all of them diligently packed. Excellent reading for the the quieter days at the end of the year. Greetings to Vipin K. and his team.
Walter
Your products are uncommon yet have advanced my knowledge and devotion to Sanatana Dharma. Also, they are reasonably priced and ship quickly. Thank you for all you do.
Gregory, USA
Thank you kindly for the Cobra Ganesha from Mahabalipuram. The sculpture is exquisite quality and the service is excellent. I would not hesitate to order again or refer people to your business. Thanks again.
Shankar, UK
The variety, the quality and the very helpful price range of your huge stock means that every year I find a few new statues to add to our meditation room--and I always pick up a few new books and cds whenever I visit! keep up the good work!
Tim Smith, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India