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The Abhijnanasakuntalam is an unparalleled work of the great poet and playwright Kalidasa, the brightest star in the firmament of Indian poetry. No other composition of this poet displays more the richness of poetical genius, the warmth and play of fancy, the profound knowledge of human heart than this masterly production.

The present edition is unique in several essentials. The editor has adopted the most popular and appropriate version of the text. He has put the variants in the footnotes. He has added a short Sanskrit commentary, copious notes, an exhaustive introduction and several useful appendices. The English translation of the text is literal as well as idiomatic.

It is hoped that this edition will meet the long-felt requirement of university students and the general reader alike.

Preface to the Fifth Edition:

The continuous demand for my edition of the Abhijnanasakuntala is a gratifying proof that it has been favorably received by the public. Material changes have been effected in the present (fifth) edition to make it still more useful, particularly to university students who have to read this play as an examination text-book. At the same time care has been taken to preserve its original features, and to include all critical matter that would interest and help the general reader as well. To keep up uniformity with other plays edited by me, the Sanskrit rendering of Prakrit speeches has been here printed as part of the text, the original Prakrit being printed below. The reader will find this method to be of great practical convenience. The various readings also have been given at the foot of each page, the variants of the Bengali Edd. being given together at the end of the text. Some unnecessary matter has been omitted from the com. and some additions made here and there. The English Notes and translation have been thoroughly revised and recast. It is hoped that in the present form the edition will be found increasingly helpful by those for whom it is intended. I am indebted to the editions of Prof. Monier Williams and Prof. Patankar, among others, for much suggestive criticism, although I have had frequent occasions to differ from them. Prof. Ray's Ed. was also useful to me in solving some intricate points of Grammar.

Prefatory Note to the Tenth Edition:

The present edition is reprint of the ninth edition with addition of an extract from the Mahabharata - 'Shakuntalopakhyana' which was omitted in the eight and ninth editions, and an appendix No VI at the end. Some portion in the introduction viz. pages 22 to 38 and 60 to 89, was already included in the 9th edition for help of those who have to study this work of the great poet Kalidasa for their examination. In this way the book is now made uptodate for students and general readers also. In Notes I have substituted the page numbers of the latest edition of the author.

I am thankful to Shri Sundarlal Jain, the publisher, who willingly in-corporated above changes in this edition to bring the work of the author uptodate.





CONTENTS

  Page
Prefatory Note to the Tenth Edition v
Preface to the Fifth Edition vii
Extract from the Preface to the First Edition ix
Introduction xiii
Important Abbreviations ciii
Sanskrit Intoduction cv
Dramatis Personae cxxv
Text, Commentary and Translation 1
Notes 299
Appendices  
I. (A) The Subhashitas Occurring in the Play 487
(B) Slokas 488
II. The Metres Used in the Play, Their Definitions and Schemes 490
III. Impressions of Previous Existence 493
Index of Verses (in Sanskrit) 495
Index of Important Words 499
 

 

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The Abhijnanasakuntalam of Kalidasa: (With Commentary of Raghavabhatta

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About the Book:

The Abhijnanasakuntalam is an unparalleled work of the great poet and playwright Kalidasa, the brightest star in the firmament of Indian poetry. No other composition of this poet displays more the richness of poetical genius, the warmth and play of fancy, the profound knowledge of human heart than this masterly production.

The present edition is unique in several essentials. The editor has adopted the most popular and appropriate version of the text. He has put the variants in the footnotes. He has added a short Sanskrit commentary, copious notes, an exhaustive introduction and several useful appendices. The English translation of the text is literal as well as idiomatic.

It is hoped that this edition will meet the long-felt requirement of university students and the general reader alike.

Preface to the Fifth Edition:

The continuous demand for my edition of the Abhijnanasakuntala is a gratifying proof that it has been favorably received by the public. Material changes have been effected in the present (fifth) edition to make it still more useful, particularly to university students who have to read this play as an examination text-book. At the same time care has been taken to preserve its original features, and to include all critical matter that would interest and help the general reader as well. To keep up uniformity with other plays edited by me, the Sanskrit rendering of Prakrit speeches has been here printed as part of the text, the original Prakrit being printed below. The reader will find this method to be of great practical convenience. The various readings also have been given at the foot of each page, the variants of the Bengali Edd. being given together at the end of the text. Some unnecessary matter has been omitted from the com. and some additions made here and there. The English Notes and translation have been thoroughly revised and recast. It is hoped that in the present form the edition will be found increasingly helpful by those for whom it is intended. I am indebted to the editions of Prof. Monier Williams and Prof. Patankar, among others, for much suggestive criticism, although I have had frequent occasions to differ from them. Prof. Ray's Ed. was also useful to me in solving some intricate points of Grammar.

Prefatory Note to the Tenth Edition:

The present edition is reprint of the ninth edition with addition of an extract from the Mahabharata - 'Shakuntalopakhyana' which was omitted in the eight and ninth editions, and an appendix No VI at the end. Some portion in the introduction viz. pages 22 to 38 and 60 to 89, was already included in the 9th edition for help of those who have to study this work of the great poet Kalidasa for their examination. In this way the book is now made uptodate for students and general readers also. In Notes I have substituted the page numbers of the latest edition of the author.

I am thankful to Shri Sundarlal Jain, the publisher, who willingly in-corporated above changes in this edition to bring the work of the author uptodate.





CONTENTS

  Page
Prefatory Note to the Tenth Edition v
Preface to the Fifth Edition vii
Extract from the Preface to the First Edition ix
Introduction xiii
Important Abbreviations ciii
Sanskrit Intoduction cv
Dramatis Personae cxxv
Text, Commentary and Translation 1
Notes 299
Appendices  
I. (A) The Subhashitas Occurring in the Play 487
(B) Slokas 488
II. The Metres Used in the Play, Their Definitions and Schemes 490
III. Impressions of Previous Existence 493
Index of Verses (in Sanskrit) 495
Index of Important Words 499
 

 

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