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
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Sanskrit > Works of Kalidasa (In Two Volumes): Sanskrit Text, English Translation and Detailed Notes
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Works of Kalidasa (In Two Volumes): Sanskrit Text, English Translation and Detailed Notes
Pages from the book
Works of Kalidasa (In Two Volumes): Sanskrit Text, English Translation and Detailed Notes
Look Inside the Book
Description

About the Book (Vol. I)

This volume comprises three famous plays of Kalidasa: Abhijnanasakuntalam, Malavikagnimitram and Vikramorvasiyam. They represent the skill and artistry commanded by the immortal figure of Indian dramatic literature.

Each of the plays opens with an Introduction. This is followed by the text in original. Then the translation of the text appears. Elaborate critical explanatory notes form the last section of each paly.

The volume is intended for students of the university level. General readers of Sanskrit literature will also find it interesting.

Publisher's Note

The best productions of the Indian drama are nearly a dozen in number, and date from a period from about the beginning of the fifth to the end of the eighth century A.D., embracing something like four hundred years. These plays are the compositions of the great dramatists Kalidasa and Bhavabhuti, or have come down under the names of the royal patrons Sudraka and Srikhrsa, to whom their real authors attributed them.

The greatest of all is Kalidasa, already known to us as the author of several of the best Kavyas. Three of his plays have been preserved, Abhijnana Sakuntalam, Vikramorvasiyam and Malavikagnimitram. The richness of creative fancy which hs displays in these, and his skill in the expression of tender feeling, assign him a unique place among the dramatists of the world. The harmony of the poetic sentiment is nowhere disturbed by anything violent or terrifying. Every passion is softened without being enfeebled. The ardour of love never goes beyond aesthetic bounds; it never maddens towild jealousy or hate. The torments of sorrow are toned down to a profound and touching melancholy.

We have collected in this volume, the representatives of the romantic drama of India, Abhijnana Sakuntalam and Vikramorvasiyam, dealing with the love adventures of two famous kings of ancient epic legend. Malavikagnimitra, on the other hand, is a story of contemporary love and fancy.

About the Book (Vol. II)

This volume contains five Kavyas of Kalidasa: Srngaratilaka, Rtusamhara, Meghaduta, Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsa.

Srngaratilaka and Rtusamhara display the poetic imagination of his early youth. The Meghaduta is the work of his advanced years. The Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsa are the works of his mature age. His kavyas are praised for the happy choice of his subjects, for his illustrations derived from nature and human life. In this volume the text is followed by English translation. Each and every kavya is prefixed with an English Introduction or an Editorial Note. The general introduction has been incorporated in the Introduction to the text of Raghuvamsa to which notes are added to discuss the passages where the commentators differ in their interpretation.

Publisher's Note of Vol. II

Kalidasa is known as the best of Indian poets and dramatists. Part I of his works was published by us in 1966. It was reprinted in 1972, 1977, 1981. That part contains his three plays: Malavikagnimitram, Vikramorvasiyam and Abhijnanasakuntalam. Therein Sanskrit Text is printed side by side with English translation and followed by notes at the end. A short introduction is prefixed to each play while an alphabetical list of verses and a metrical table are put in appendix.

The present part (no.2) treats of the Kavyas of Kalidasa- Srngaratilakam, Rtusamharam, Meghadutam, Kumarasambhavam and Raghuvamsam. The general pattern being the same, this part deviates from the previous one in certain respect, for instance, here the order of arrangement is governed by chronology and not by preference. Srngratilaka and Rtusamhara are the productions of the poet's early youth, Meghaduta is a work of his youthful day, Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsa are the works of his advanced age. In regard to the serial order of these works scholars have differed. But we have followed the chronological order as accepted by most scholars. To mention a few more deviations, Sanskrit text in this part is followed by English translation verse by verse, exhaustive notes have been added to Raghuvamsa to discuss, in particular, the passages where the commentators have differed.

The reader should also note that each and every kavya in this part is prefixed either with an introduction or an editorial note. As to the general Introduction, it may be stated that the same has been incorporated in the introduction to the text of Raghubamsa. It has been considered unnecessary to repeat the same in the preliminary pages of this book.

It is possible that the reader may not agree with the translator on the interpretation of certain passages. But he will certainly admire the translators originality of thought and the elegance of expression in the rendering of controversial text. We find that ancient Sanskrit commentators too have differed in the exposition of certain verses. Then why not our learned translator?

We are extremely grateful to scholars who have offered their suggestion for improving this work. They will be pleased to note that most of their suggestion have been adopted in this text.

 

CONTENTS

 

  Publisher's Note v
1. Abhijnana Sakuntalam  
  Introduction iii-xxxii
  Text with Translation 1-247
  Notes 249-354
  Metrical Table 355-359
2. Vikramorvasiyam  
  Introduction iii-xxviii
  Text with Translation 1-187
  Notes 189-298
  Addenda et Corrigenda 299-300
3. Malavikagnimitram  
  Introduction iii-xvi
  Text with Translation 1-167
  Notes 169-308
  Appendix A: 309-310
  Appendix B: Metrical Table 311-312
 
Contents of Vol. II
 
  Publisher's Note v
1. Srngaratilakam  
  Introductory note  
  Text with Translation 1-11
2. Rtusamharam  
  Introductory note i-viii
  Text with Translation 1-53
3. Meghadutam  
  Introduction i-viii
  Text with Translation 1-43
4. Kumarasambhavam  
  Introduction i-viii
  Text with Translation 1-265
5. Raghuvamsam  
  Introduction i-xxiii
  Text with Translation 1-372
  Notes 373-732

 

Sample Pages

Volume I





















Volume II




















Works of Kalidasa (In Two Volumes): Sanskrit Text, English Translation and Detailed Notes

Item Code:
IDK052
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2010
ISBN:
Vol. 1: 9788120800236
Vol. 2: 97881208002443
Language:
Sanskrit Text With English Translation
Size:
8.0 inch X 5.5 inch
Pages:
2501
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 1.6 kg
Price:
$90.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Works of Kalidasa (In Two Volumes): Sanskrit Text, English Translation and Detailed Notes

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 19831 times since 9th Jan, 2019

About the Book (Vol. I)

This volume comprises three famous plays of Kalidasa: Abhijnanasakuntalam, Malavikagnimitram and Vikramorvasiyam. They represent the skill and artistry commanded by the immortal figure of Indian dramatic literature.

Each of the plays opens with an Introduction. This is followed by the text in original. Then the translation of the text appears. Elaborate critical explanatory notes form the last section of each paly.

The volume is intended for students of the university level. General readers of Sanskrit literature will also find it interesting.

Publisher's Note

The best productions of the Indian drama are nearly a dozen in number, and date from a period from about the beginning of the fifth to the end of the eighth century A.D., embracing something like four hundred years. These plays are the compositions of the great dramatists Kalidasa and Bhavabhuti, or have come down under the names of the royal patrons Sudraka and Srikhrsa, to whom their real authors attributed them.

The greatest of all is Kalidasa, already known to us as the author of several of the best Kavyas. Three of his plays have been preserved, Abhijnana Sakuntalam, Vikramorvasiyam and Malavikagnimitram. The richness of creative fancy which hs displays in these, and his skill in the expression of tender feeling, assign him a unique place among the dramatists of the world. The harmony of the poetic sentiment is nowhere disturbed by anything violent or terrifying. Every passion is softened without being enfeebled. The ardour of love never goes beyond aesthetic bounds; it never maddens towild jealousy or hate. The torments of sorrow are toned down to a profound and touching melancholy.

We have collected in this volume, the representatives of the romantic drama of India, Abhijnana Sakuntalam and Vikramorvasiyam, dealing with the love adventures of two famous kings of ancient epic legend. Malavikagnimitra, on the other hand, is a story of contemporary love and fancy.

About the Book (Vol. II)

This volume contains five Kavyas of Kalidasa: Srngaratilaka, Rtusamhara, Meghaduta, Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsa.

Srngaratilaka and Rtusamhara display the poetic imagination of his early youth. The Meghaduta is the work of his advanced years. The Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsa are the works of his mature age. His kavyas are praised for the happy choice of his subjects, for his illustrations derived from nature and human life. In this volume the text is followed by English translation. Each and every kavya is prefixed with an English Introduction or an Editorial Note. The general introduction has been incorporated in the Introduction to the text of Raghuvamsa to which notes are added to discuss the passages where the commentators differ in their interpretation.

Publisher's Note of Vol. II

Kalidasa is known as the best of Indian poets and dramatists. Part I of his works was published by us in 1966. It was reprinted in 1972, 1977, 1981. That part contains his three plays: Malavikagnimitram, Vikramorvasiyam and Abhijnanasakuntalam. Therein Sanskrit Text is printed side by side with English translation and followed by notes at the end. A short introduction is prefixed to each play while an alphabetical list of verses and a metrical table are put in appendix.

The present part (no.2) treats of the Kavyas of Kalidasa- Srngaratilakam, Rtusamharam, Meghadutam, Kumarasambhavam and Raghuvamsam. The general pattern being the same, this part deviates from the previous one in certain respect, for instance, here the order of arrangement is governed by chronology and not by preference. Srngratilaka and Rtusamhara are the productions of the poet's early youth, Meghaduta is a work of his youthful day, Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsa are the works of his advanced age. In regard to the serial order of these works scholars have differed. But we have followed the chronological order as accepted by most scholars. To mention a few more deviations, Sanskrit text in this part is followed by English translation verse by verse, exhaustive notes have been added to Raghuvamsa to discuss, in particular, the passages where the commentators have differed.

The reader should also note that each and every kavya in this part is prefixed either with an introduction or an editorial note. As to the general Introduction, it may be stated that the same has been incorporated in the introduction to the text of Raghubamsa. It has been considered unnecessary to repeat the same in the preliminary pages of this book.

It is possible that the reader may not agree with the translator on the interpretation of certain passages. But he will certainly admire the translators originality of thought and the elegance of expression in the rendering of controversial text. We find that ancient Sanskrit commentators too have differed in the exposition of certain verses. Then why not our learned translator?

We are extremely grateful to scholars who have offered their suggestion for improving this work. They will be pleased to note that most of their suggestion have been adopted in this text.

 

CONTENTS

 

  Publisher's Note v
1. Abhijnana Sakuntalam  
  Introduction iii-xxxii
  Text with Translation 1-247
  Notes 249-354
  Metrical Table 355-359
2. Vikramorvasiyam  
  Introduction iii-xxviii
  Text with Translation 1-187
  Notes 189-298
  Addenda et Corrigenda 299-300
3. Malavikagnimitram  
  Introduction iii-xvi
  Text with Translation 1-167
  Notes 169-308
  Appendix A: 309-310
  Appendix B: Metrical Table 311-312
 
Contents of Vol. II
 
  Publisher's Note v
1. Srngaratilakam  
  Introductory note  
  Text with Translation 1-11
2. Rtusamharam  
  Introductory note i-viii
  Text with Translation 1-53
3. Meghadutam  
  Introduction i-viii
  Text with Translation 1-43
4. Kumarasambhavam  
  Introduction i-viii
  Text with Translation 1-265
5. Raghuvamsam  
  Introduction i-xxiii
  Text with Translation 1-372
  Notes 373-732

 

Sample Pages

Volume I





















Volume II




















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Works of Kalidasa (In Two Volumes): Sanskrit Text, English... (Language and Literature | Books)

The Tower and The Sea: Romain Rolland and Kalidas Nag Correspondence (1922-1938)
by Chinmoy Guha
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Sahitya Akademi
Item Code: NAF608
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Complete Works of Kalidasa (Volume 1): Poems
by Chandra Rajan
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Sahitya Akademi
Item Code: IDI070
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Complete Works of Kalidasa (Volume II)
by Chandra Rajan
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Sahitya Akademi
Item Code: NAK356
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Works of Kalidasa (Volume II)
Item Code: NAL997
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Complete Works of Kalidasa (Set of 2 Volumes)
by Chandra Rajan
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Sahitya Akademi
Item Code: NAK046
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kalidasa’s Trilogy
by Dipavali Debroy
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Winsome Books
Item Code: NAD393
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Imagery of Kalidasa ((An Old and Rare Book)
by Dr. Vinod Aggarwal
Hardcover (Edition: 1985)
Eastern Book Linkers
Item Code: NAJ046
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kalidasa: For The 21st Century Reader
by Mani Rao
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Aleph Book Company
Item Code: NAM469
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Juridical Studies in Kalidasa
by Satya Pal Narang
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Item Code: NAK733
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Selected Episodes From Raghuvamsam of Kalidasa
by Kireeti Joshi
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Shubhra Ketu Foundation
Item Code: NAD073
$17.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Meghaduta of Kalidasa
Item Code: IDJ371
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kalidasa (An Old and Rare Book)
by G C Jhala
Paperback (Edition: 1983)
Sanskrit Seva Samiti
Item Code: NAN386
$20.00
SOLD
Testimonials
Dear friends, I just placed my order for one Radhe-Shyam copper bangle and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of your products. I have been searching for years for this price range of bangle with 'Radhe Radhe' or 'Radhe-Shyam'. I may add more items as I was not through shopping when I clicked on PayPal. Thanks sooo much for providing such hard-to-find and fair-priced items! Sincerely, David Briscoe
David, USA
I got my two dupattas today and I'm SO HAPPY! Thank you so much. Such amazing quality and the pictures totally do it justice They are beautiful!!! Thank you
Nony, USA
I received my Ganesha Purana order today Books received in good condition and delivery was very fast. Thank you very much..:)) Very good customer service.
Lukesh sithambaram
I'm happy to order from you and not the global monopoly that is Amazon. ;)
Tom, USA
A great 'Dorje' has arrived. Thank you for your sincerity.
Hideo, Japan
Thank you for your amazing customer service! I ordered Liberating Isolation Sunday, March 24 and received it Friday, March 29! Much sooner than expected:) The book was packaged nicely and is in great shape! Thank you again!
James, USA
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti !!! Exotic India Thank You Thank You Thank You !!!
Fotis Kosmidis
Hi, I would like to thankyou for your excellent service. Postage was quick. Books were packaged well and all in good condition.
Pauline, Australia
Thank you very much. Your sale prices are wonderful.
Michael, USA
Kailash Raj’s art, as always, is marvelous. We are so grateful to you for allowing your team to do these special canvases for us. Rarely do we see this caliber of art in modern times. Kailash Ji has taken the Swaminaryan monks’ suggestions to heart and executed each one with accuracy and a spiritual touch.
Sadasivanathaswami, Hawaii
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India