Sakoontala

or The Lost Ring - An Indian Drama

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Author: Kalidasa
Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,446 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,544
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8501
Genre: Drama

Translated Into English Prose and Verse from the Sanskrit of Kálidása by Sir Monier Monier-Williams - 1885

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stinies of the Eastern world, ought surely to be conversant with the most popular of Indian dramas, in which the customs of the Hindús, their opinions, prejudices, and fables, their religious rites, daily occupations and amusements, are reflected as in a mirror. Nor is the prose translation of Sir W. Jones (excellent though it be) adapted to meet the requirements of modern times. That translation was unfortunately made from corrupt manuscripts (the best that could then be procured), in which the bold phraseology of Kálidása has been occasionally weakened, his delicate expressions of refined love clothed in an unbecoming dress, and his ideas, grand in their simplicity, diluted by repetition or amplification. It is, moreover, altogether unfurnished with explanatory annotations. The present translation, on the contrary, while representing the purest version of the drama, has abundant notes, sufficient to answer the exigencies of the non-oriental scholar.

It may be remarked that in every Sanskrit play the wome

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