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The Plays of Kalidasa  - Theater of Memory
The Plays of Kalidasa - Theater of Memory

The Plays of Kalidasa - Theater of Memory

by Barbara Stoler Miller

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

812081681 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 387

Binding

Paperback

Barbara Stoler Miller

Author: Barbara Stoler Miller
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 387
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812081681

Description

This volume offers comprehensive analyses and new translations of Kalidasa's three extant plays: Shakuntala and the Ring of Recollection , Urvasi Won by Valor, and Malavika and Agnimitra.

In this fine volume Miller and her co-translators David Gitomer and Edwin Gerow have succeeded not only in evoking for us the contexts and spirit of Kalidasa's dramatic art but also in providing indologists and the general public with excellent, contemporary translations of all three plays of the eminent Sanskrit poet.

REVIEWS:

These translations, excitingly imaginative in themselves .. Also take the drama out of the closet, opening up an indispensable window on the theatrical conventions of Kaladasa's world .. It is perhaps the best introduction to classical Sanskrit drama now available. - - Asiaweek

The beauty of the excellent translations is that they do reveal the stylistic differences between each of the plays and they do bring out the artificiality which so distinguishes Kavya from other genres of Sanskrit literature. This volume is highly recommended. - - Journal of Developing Societies

The Editor and co-translators deserve congratulations and gratitude for their achievement in providing us with Kalidasa translations that are enjoyable as well as accurate, and convey in great measure the power and beauty of the works in the original. - - Journal of Asian Studies

Contents

Editor's Preface

A Note on Sanskrit Pronunciation

Introduction: Kalidasa's Dramatic Universe

Kalidasa's World and His Plays
BARBARA STOLER MILLER

Sanskrit Dramatic Theory and Kalidasa's Plays
EDWIN GEROW

The Theater in Kalidasa's Art
DAVID GITOMER

The Plays

Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection
TRANSLATED BY BARBARA STOLER MILLER

Urvasi Won By Valor

TRANSLATED BY DAVID GITOMER

Malavika and Agnimitra
TRANSLATED BY EDWIN GEROW

Notes to the Introduction

Notes to the Plays

Selected Bibliography

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