Author: C R DevadharEditor: C R DevadharPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2002Language: multilingualPages: 312ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120802217
The Malavikagnimitra is a drama of court intrigue. The plot of the play is a masterpiece of clever construction, where the interest is chiefly concentrated on the centreal story of the king's love for the maid, and every incident is subordinated to the main theme.It will be readily admitted that in spite of the many critical edditions of the plays of Kalidasa, editions of the plays on the lines of the up-to-date editions of the classics in the West have not so far been published. This edition is infinitely more useful and handy than either having the translation on the same page just below the text, or at the end of the text. Further it has been our endeavour to make the work as critical and useful for the students as possible, without either encumbering it with tiresome discussions of technical and scholastic points, or skipping over difficult and necessary details about Veriae Lectiones or rhetorical or grammatical points. Special care has been taken to give a correct orthography of the Prakrit words, after a careful and critical comparison of the various editions of the play before us.