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Ujjayini - A Fiction Poem
Ujjayini - A Fiction Poem

Ujjayini - A Fiction Poem

by O N V Kurup

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8171676863 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 152

Binding

Hardcover

O N V Kurup

Author: O N V Kurup
Translator: A J Thomas
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 152
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171676863

Description

This classic fiction in verse is a presentation of Kalidasa. It is a poem that recreates Kalidasa's personality and is naturally reverberant with his memorable utterances.

The title of the poem establishes, however, that the focus is not quite on Kalidasa but on Ujjayini defined as the seat and symbol of power.

O N V Kurup regards Kalidasa of history and legend--city-bred, a loyal court poet, a philanderer--as totally apocryphal. In 'Ujjayini', Malvika, the daughter of an elderly ballad singer in Kalidasa's village, wins his heart. But one day, a palanguin comes from Ujjayini to take her away to the capital to adorn the King's harem. The poem recreates Kalidasa's unrequited love for Malavika.

The Malayalam original of 'Ujjayini has already gone into seven impressions during the span of last seven years. Translations of the book are available in Tamil, Hindi and Sanskrit.

Contents

Foreword
Introduction

ONE
Into the Prison of Solitude

TWO
The First Shoots

THREE
The Cage Doesn't Realise the Bird's Grief

FOUR
The Vistas of the Poet-Pilgrim

FIVE
In the Bosom of Devatatma

SIX
Back to Malwa

SEVEN
To Ujjayini

EIGHT
Flag-Hoisting of the Drama Festival

NINE
Dark Hours

TEN
The Test of the Jewels

ELEVEN
'Farewell, Ujjayini!'

TWELVE
'Kaschit Kanta Viraha Gurana..'

THIRTEEN
To Ujjayini, Once Again

FOURTEEN
The Story of the Palanquin

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