the verse echoed in the auditorium as ‘Abhijnana Shakuntalam’, Kavalam Narayana Panicker’s take on Kalidasa’s epic Sanskrit play. 1]Abhijnana Shakuntalam of Kalidasa by 2]Abhijnana Shakuntalam by CSR Shastri 3]Shakuntala Sanskrit text with English translation by Monier. This skeleton of a Puranic unromantic story has been transformed into one of the most beautiful plays in classical Sanskrit by the poetic genius.

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Mani rated it did not like it Dec 30, Refresh and try again. Viewed times since 11th Aug, Kritika rated it really liked it Nov 24, Now that the marriage has been testified to by divine agency to the satisfaction of his ministers and subjects, the king gladly accepts her as his wife and her boy as his son.

Sshakuntalam as the stage got lit and the rhythm picked up, the drama grabbed the attention of the viewers in its wholeness. Avantika Johri added it May 14, My eyes have become inert as I am deep in thought. Based on your browsing history. Establishing yoursef as the laudable grihini housewife of your husband of noble birth, always being abhijjana about the weighty matters of state in wich he is engaged and having given birth to a son before long like the Sun by the East, you shall not, my dear, worry about my pangs of separation from you.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The sage puts his seal approval abhijnama the marriage as divinely ordained and, in due course, Sakuntala is delivered of a male child. However, the text of all the above slokas are reproduced here in Devanagari and Roman scripts with their whakuntalam rendering in English.

Abhijnana Sakuntalam(A sanskrit Drama by Kalidasa)

The ring, which was originally presented to Shakuntala, revives his memory. The cast included Sharan B. Franz Schubert, thematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke in chronologischer Folge. Therefore its name anaamikaa became literally true because there was no name to assign to the ring finger.


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She can then claim her place as queen. Shakunyalam, Dushyantha, the one who hunts and rule, becomes a representative of mankind, exploiting Nature and forgetting to acknowledge his deeds!

The english translation and notes have been revised and the texts have also been throughly checked. Send as free online greeting card. Mohini Vinayan, who acted as Shakuntala when it was presented for the first time in the early eighties, played the role of Gautami here. He is captivated abhijnaja Shakuntala, courts her in royal style, and marries her.

SHAKUNTALAM OF KALIDASA – Gleanings from Sanskrit Literature

I’ve just received the shawl and love it already!! Shreyas rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Returned to Earth years later, Dushyanta finds Shakuntala and their son by chance, and recognizes them.

As a literature lover, however, I have to appreciate the dramatic power and the magnificent poetic shakuntalm of it! In the Oriental method of counting, kanishthhikaa or the little finger comes first, then anaamikaa the ring finger and so on. Abandoned at birth by her parents, Shakuntala is reared in the secluded hermitage of the sage Kanvaand grows up a comely but innocent maiden.

Oh, I have such shakuntlaam feelings about this. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. While Kanva and the other elders of the hermitage are away on a pilgrimage, Dushyantaking of Hastinapuracomes hunting in the forest and chances upon the hermitage. May you all bid her farewell and good bye. The play ends with Dushyantha hoping to reunite with Shakuntala or it sanskriy be seen as the playwright hinting at their reunion in the future.

Megha Bajaj rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Shushrooshaswa guroon kuru priyasakheevrittim sapatnee jane Bharturviprakrutaapi roshanatayaa maa sma prateepam gamah Bhooyishtthham bhava dakshinaa parijane bhaagyeshwanutsekinee Yaantyevam grihineepadam yuvatayah vaamaah kulasyaadhayah IV Everything was in order and the book, well packaged.


He then refers to the ease with which Kalidasa has effected this junction of earth with heaven. Monier Williams,an emient scholar of Sanskrit and indology. They suggest that Sakuntala contains the history of a development — the development of flower into fruit, of earth into heaven, of matter into spirit. Bharata is an ancestor of the lineages of the Kauravas and Pandavaswho fought the epic war of the Mahabharata. I’m intrested in Yoga,Meditation,Vedanta ,Upanishads,so,i’m naturally happy i found many rare titles in your unique garden!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Verify the characters on the left. And yet, as a student of history, I cannot help but realise the immense importance of the text since it sheds light on the social conditions of a period of Indian history, especially on the condition of women, which at most times in Indian history has been deserving of the bitter reprobation it has garnered. I name thee, O Sankuntala!

Tired of hunting and overcome by hunger and thirst, he reaches a cool tapovan where there are plenty of fruit-bearing tress and sweet water.

Abhijnan Shakuntalam of Kalidasa with Sanskrit Commentaries

On arrival the king refuses to acknowledge her. Having quenched his thirst and satisfied his hunger, he goes alone into the hermitage of sage Kanva to pay his respects. What is easily gained is as easily lost. shakunttalam

Dushyanta refuses to take Sakuntala as his wife, in spite of her entreaties, pretending that he had not met her at all. Friend Showing a Shakunhalam of Dushyanta to Shakuntala. I highly recommend others to use this site. The narration about the birth of Sakuntala by her female friends to the king instead of by herself is certainly an improvement calculated to enhance the dramatic effect and is more in accordance with decorum.