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Nīlakaṇṭhadīkṣita’s Time, Place and Family Background In its literary history that spans several millennia, Sanskrit has been enriched by the works of innumerable authors. It would not be a great loss to the reader if he or she happened to miss reading some of them. But then, there are others whom

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The subsequent sarga contains descriptions of a counsel between Taṭātakā, Malayadhvaja’s daughter and her minister, Sumati, followed by a description of the evening – यः किलानुशरदं विजयार्थी पार्थिवं त्वरयसे गमनाय | स प्रवर्तयसि मां न कथं त्वं बालिकेयमिति किं विशयानः || ‘You would, in every autumn, encourage the king, my father, to

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The fifteenth Sarga begins with a description of the rainy season – कटु भेकगणेन चुक्रुशे कलकेकामुखरेषु केकिषु | कवयः कवयन्तु तावता कविपाशः किमुपैति मूकताम् || Even as peacocks cooed sweetly, frogs continued to croak. Do poetasters remain silent just because great poets are busy composing poetry? (15.14) The sixteenth Sarga has a short description

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