Thursday, August 18, 2016

Overview: Ryder. Kalidasa's Shakuntala.

Title: Shakuntala and Other Works
Author: Kalidasa
Translator: Arthur W. Ryder
Year: 1912

Comments: Arthur Ryder was one of the great Sanskrit translators of the 20th century. Kalidasa, who lived around the year 500 C.E., is considered the greatest poet of the classical Sanskrit tradition, and his play Shakuntala is his masterpiece. You can find out more at Wikipedia: Kalidasa's Shakuntala.

Free Online: See all the links at Freebookapalooza. The links below are to the Sacred Texts presentation of the book.

Length: one week. I've divided the reading into two parts: Part A - Part B.

Dramatis Personae
Act I. The Hunt
Act II. The Secret
Act III. The Love-Making
Act IV. Shakuntala's Departure
Act VI. Separation From Shakuntala
Act VII Conclusion

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