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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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Kālidāsa and Other Arts From his works, it is clear that Kālidāsa had extensive knowledge of dance, music and painting. His knowledge of dance can be estimated from his play Mālavikāgnimitram. At the very beginning, he makes his famous remark about the stage. नाट्यं भिन्नरुचेर्जनस्य बहुधाप्येकं समाराधनम् | The stage is a one-stop

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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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In the Indian tradition, the deities Shiva, Rama, and Krishna have been revered by the learned and the lay for millennia. While Rama and Krishna were historical figures, Shiva is a mythological ideal. Whether one is a believer or a non-believer in the Supreme, one will greatly benefit from realizing

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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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