Kumara Sambhavam of Kalidasa (Fifth Canto)

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About the Book   The present edition of the Kumarasambhavam (V Canto) of Kalidasa is prepared for students who find a great difficulty for their study in the absence of a suitable text-book. It embodies all important information about the great poet Kalidasa, his life, date and works as well as his poetic art in the Introduction which is comprehensive and critical. It also contains the Sanskrit text with translation both in English and H...

About the Book

 

The present edition of the Kumarasambhavam (V Canto) of Kalidasa is prepared for students who find a great difficulty for their study in the absence of a suitable text-book. It embodies all important information about the great poet Kalidasa, his life, date and works as well as his poetic art in the Introduction which is comprehensive and critical. It also contains the Sanskrit text with translation both in English and Hindi Notes. The translation both in English and Hindi is so rendered as to explain the text easily. A Bibliography some appendices and some suktis about the great poet given at the end of the work will be very much useful to the students of Kalidasa.

 

Preface

 

In bringing out the present edition of the Kumarasambhava (fifth canto) and thus swelling the number of already annotated editions of this poem the editor owes an apology to the savants of Sanskrit literature. The existing editions have excellences of their own but the problem is that most of the good editions are not available. The objective of preparing the present edition is to fulfil the need of the students who find a great difficulty for their study in the absence of a suitable text-book. The Editor, therefore, has taken, special care to see that the requirements of the university students are adequately met with. But, he, however, claims no originality but only the credit of collecting all important information about the great poet Kalidasa, his Life, Date and Works and putting them together in this work. The translation both in English & Hindi is so rendered as to explain the text intelligibly.

 

It is hoped that the student-world will find a great deal of new information in this edition. It will help them in understanding Kalidasa and his poetry easily and clearly.

 

I am very much thankful to Professor R.L. Nanavati, Director, Oriental Institute, M.S. University,' Baroda for correcting the English Translation of 46 Verses of the second half of the Fifth Canto and Notes thereof. In fact he is the person who initiated the idea of preparing such a work and provided inspiration and help.

 

My thanks are due to Prof. Dr. Uma S. Deshpande, Head, Department of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit for her advice and guidance.

 

I am thankful to my wife Dr. Sweta for her help and encouragements.

 

My thanks are due to Miss Preeti V. Adhiya for preparing the Hindi Translation of this Canto and helping me in the preparation of the Text.

 

The Proprietor of the Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, C.P. Gautama, Delhi, deserves heartfelt thanks for the publication of this book in an efficient manner.

 

Contents

 

 

Preface

vii

 

Scheme of Transliteration

ix

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Kalidasa: His Life, Date and Works

1

 1.

Kalidasa, The Prince of Poets

1

 2.

Personal Life of Kalidasa

 2

 3.

Date of Kalidasa

 5

 4.

Place of Birth of Kalidasa

 7

 5.

Works Of Kalidasa

 7

 

1. Khandakavyas

 8

 

(A) Rtusamgara

 

 

(B) Meghaduta:

 

 

2. Raghuvamsa

11

 6.

Chronology of Kalidasa's Works

 15

 7.

Kalidasa as a Poet

 17

 8.

Kalidasa as a Dramatist

 29

 9.

Scholarship of Kalidasa

 30

 10.

Kalidasa' s Personality:

 31

 

KUMARASAMBHAVA

Fifth Canto

34

Kumarasambhava: The Great Poem

 34

 

Title of the Poem

 35

 

The Story of the Kumarasambhava (I-VIII) in Brief

 35

 

Sources of the Kumarasambhava

 36

 

The Size of the Poem

 43

 

Commentaries on the Kumarasambhava

 45

 

Characters in the Kumarasambhava

45 

 

Conto-Wise Summary of the Kumarasambhava

 47

 

Special Summary of the Fifth Canto

 53

 

Penance Of Parvati

 54

 

The Dialogue Between Brahmacarin and Parvati

 57

 

Dramatic Element in the Kumarasambhava

60 

 

Humour of Kalidasa with Special Reference to Fifth Canto

 60

 

Characteristics of a Mahakavya

 61

 

Evaluation of Kumarasambhava As a Mahakavya

 64

 Fifth Canto

 66

 

कुमारसंभवम्

 

 

 पंचमसर्ग (सरल हिंदी अनुवाद)

 131

 

Bibliography

 134

 

Prasastis, Verses in Appreciation of Kalidasa

 144

 

Subhasitas in the Fifth Canto of the Kumarasambhava

 147

 

Alamkaras in the Fifth Canto

150

 

Index

154

 

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Item Code: NAK586 Author: R.K. Panda Cover: Paperback Edition: 2008 Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan ISBN: 818605023X Language: English Size: 7.0 inch x 4.5 inch Pages: 166 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 170 gms
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