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Translation and notes by Colin John Holcombe. Published by Ocaso Press Ltda. Santiago, Chile. All rights reserved. Copyright applies to this work, but you are most welcome to download, read and distribute the material as a pdf ebook.

Reference to certain legends of Kashmiri origin, such as that of the Nikumbha mentioned in the Kashmiri text Nilamata Purana ; mention in Shakuntala of the legend about Kashmir being created from a lake.

Kalidasa Meghaduta Translation

This legend, mentioned in Nilamata Purana, states that a tribal leader named Ananta drained a lake to kill a demon. Ananta named the site of the former lake now land as "Kashmir", after his father Kashyapa.

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According to Kalla, Shakuntala is an allegorical dramatization of Pratyabhijna philosophy a branch of Kashmir Shaivism. Kalla further argues that this branch was not known outside of Kashmir at that time. According to folklore, once a scholarly princess decided to find a suitable groom by testing men in her kingdom for their intelligence.

When no man could pass the test, the frustrated citizens decided to send Kalidasa, an unintelligent man, for an interview with the princess. Kalidasa fared poorly, and was greatly humiliated by the princess. Challenged by the princess, he visited a Kali temple, and was inspired to learn Sanskrit; he studied the Puranas and other ancient texts, and become a great poet. A section of scholars believe that this legendary Vikramaditya is not a historical figure at all.

There are other kings who ruled from Ujjain and adopted the title Vikramaditya, the most notable ones being Chandragupta II r.

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Several Western scholars have supported this theory, since the days of William Jones and A. Srinivasachariar and T. Early translations sacrificed the meaning to the exigencies of English verse.

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Later translations are close to the prose sense of the Sanskrit, but employ free-verse styles that give no hint of Kalidasa's elevated and harmonious language. The version here by the poet Colin John Holcombe is taken from the standard Hultzsch text, and employs accomplished English verse to render the simple magnificence of the original while remaining faithful to the meaning.

About its author, who wrote five or six other great works, little is known, but he may have served one of the pre-Gupta rulers of northern India at Ujjain. The poem is written in unrhymed stanzas of four lines in the slow-moving Mandakrata measure. Many translations exist, generally in the style of their period, some being designed to help Sanskrit students understand the grammar and vocabulary of Kalidasa's elevated and harmonious language. The work here adopts the Hultzsch text, and uses five-line stanzas of rhymed pentameters to render the simple magnificence of the poetry while remaining faithful to the prose sense.

The few occasions where my intrepretations differ from those of previous translators, or I have been unable to fully encompass the meaning in a particular stanza, are noted in the Appendix, which also contains a short treatment of metrical issues, an introduction to Sanskrit poetry, and a glossary of unfamiliar words and allusions. The translation is for the general reader, and includes a brief treatments of alternative readings, metrical issues, the aims of Sanskrit poetry, and a glossary of unfamiliar words and allusions.

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The Meghaduta Of Kalidasa

A year from amorousness: it passes slowly. And mixed his pleasure as a cloud came down so playfully to hug the summit mist, as elephants in heat will butt the ground. And asks her to be patient for some time and they will have hap A 'Yaksha' from Alakapuri has been banished by Kuber for his misdeeds and is asked to spend some time away from his home, wife into an 'Ashrama'. And asks her to be patient for some time and they will have happy time again.

While giving directions to his house in Alakapuri, 'Yaksha' explains different regions, terrains, their specialties and characteristics in details.

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This detail explanation is one of the best example of 'Simile' and 'Metaphor' figure of speeches. This incredible piece of poetry not only makes Kalidasa one of the most important poet or artist from India, but also puts him amongst the literary giants of the world.

Meghadutam or simply Meghadut meaning cloud-messenger is a verse long poem which is a delight for our senses to read. Deriving its beauty from the amazing metaphors and depictions of natural beauty, Meghadutam is a story o It is almost criminal, the way Indian readers have ignored this absolute classic from their shelves. Deriving its beauty from the amazing metaphors and depictions of natural beauty, Meghadutam is a story of a Yaksha divine beings who has been cursed to live for a year in Ramagiri in Vindhya Mountains of Central India.