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Kālidāsa is known as the master of similes. The Sanskrit tradition has proclaimed it as ‘Upamā Kālidāsasya.’ The variety, depth and appropriateness of his similes remains unsurpassed to this day. A study of his similes is itself an education in many branches of knowledge. Instead of confining ourselves strictly to

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There are many works in Sanskrit claiming Kālidāsa to be their author. However, after critical analysis, scholars are unanimous in crediting seven works to Kālidāsa. We can take a brief look at each one of them. 1. Ṛtusaṃhāram This is a small work describing the six seasons – grīṣma (summer), varṣā (monsoon),

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Day 3 started on a bright note with Dr. Ganesh speaking about the beautiful qualities of the two great epics as well as Kalidasa's creation, followed by Shashi Kiran's wonderful presentation of the seven sections of the Ramayana. The post-lunch session had a riveting presentation on Kalidasa's Kumarasambhavam by Arjun

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The second day of the Summer School jointly organized by Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth and Chinmaya International Foundation took the participants into a wonderful journey into the past. Starting off with an overview of the poets, it took everyone on the path of Rāma, helped them make friends with Kālidāsa and Guṇāḍhya,

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किं वाससा चीकरिबाकिरेण किं दारुणा वङ्कर-टिङ्करेण । सर्वज्ञभूपालविलोकनार्थं वैदुष्यमेको विदुषां सहायः ॥ Mahamahopadhyaya Mallinatha Suri, the celebrated scholar, wrote commentaries on important Sanskrit kavyas. His explanation of the five epic-poems and Kalidasa’s Meghadutam are good testimonies of his scholarship. He was also a gifted poet. Raghuviracharitam and Udarakavya are his independent works.  Following the

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