Shacountala

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Kalidasa's Shakuntala
translated by Arthur W. Ryder
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PDF (96 pages)


“that loveliest, most nobly tender and most faultless of all romantic plays”[1]


“The Shacountala and the Cloud Messenger are the ne plus ultra of Hindu poetic art. Such a poem asks for & repays the utmost pains a translator can give it”[2]




  1. Early Cultural Writings, p.194, “Vikramorvasie: The Play”
  2. Ibid., p.262, “The Poetry of Kalidasa”


See also