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Painter/Illustrator/Animator: Dileep Kadam
Publisher: Raja Pocket Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789380278636
Vikramorvasiyam is a Sanskrit play by ancient Indian poet Kalidasa who flourished in the 4th Century CE, on the Vedic love story of king Pururavas and an Apsara, a celestial nymph named Urvashi. The "Vikram" of the title is Chandragupta II who adopted the title "Vikramaditya", meaning "valiant as the Sun" – the name is chosen here to allude to how Pururavas reflects the qualities of Chandragupta.
As per the tradition, while the basic plot has taken elements from the sources such as the Samvada Sukta of the Rigveda Mahabharata and others, Kalidasa has made significant adaptations to make the presentation more appealing while establishing his prowess as a playwright
Vikramorvashiyam is second of the three plays written by Kalidasa, the first being Malavikagnimitram and the third one being the celebrated Abhijñanasakuntalam .
Vikramorvashiyam has five acts.
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Vikramorvasiya (Urvasi Won Through Valor) is based on the old legend of the love of the mortal Pururavaas for the heavenly damsel Urvasi. The legend occurs in embryonic form in a hymn of the Rig Veda and in a much amplified version in the Shatapathabrahmana. It tells the story of mortal King Pururavaas and celestial nymph Urvashi who fall in love. As an immortal, she has to return to the heavens, where an unfortunate accident causes her to be sent back to the earth as a mortal with the curse that she will die (and thus return to heaven) the moment her lover lays his eyes on the child which she will bear him. After a series of mishaps, including Urvashi’s temporary transformation into a vine, the curse is lifted, and the lovers are allowed to remain together on the earth.
Vikramorvasiyam is the second of the three dramas attributed to Kalidasa, the other two being Abhijnanasakuntalam and Malavikagnimitram. The language employed in Vikramorvasiyam displays all the elegance and the beauties of Kalidasa’s style.