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Vikramorvashiyam

Vikramorvashiyam

Quest for Urvashi

Kalidasa
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The earthly King Pururavas rescues the celestial nymph Urvashi from a demon, and thus begins a love story that brings heaven and earth together. The lovers must overcome a range of obstacles, including a heavenly curse and a magical transformation before they can be together. A magnificent drama based on an episode from the Rig Veda, Vikramovarshiyam is filled with dramatic turns of event, music and dance. The scenes, characters and dialogues are at once lively and dramatic as well as sensitive and speculative. Believed to be the second of Kalidasa’s three plays, it is a treat for the senses.

Imprint: India Penguin Classics

Published: Mar/2021

ISBN: 9780670093632

Length : 304 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Vikramorvashiyam

Quest for Urvashi

Kalidasa

The earthly King Pururavas rescues the celestial nymph Urvashi from a demon, and thus begins a love story that brings heaven and earth together. The lovers must overcome a range of obstacles, including a heavenly curse and a magical transformation before they can be together. A magnificent drama based on an episode from the Rig Veda, Vikramovarshiyam is filled with dramatic turns of event, music and dance. The scenes, characters and dialogues are at once lively and dramatic as well as sensitive and speculative. Believed to be the second of Kalidasa’s three plays, it is a treat for the senses.

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Kalidasa

Kalidasa, perhaps the most extraordinary of India's classical poets, composed seven major works: three plays, two epic poems and two lyric poems. According to legend, he lived at the end of the fourth century, and was one the 'nine jewels' in the court of the Gupta king Chandragupta II. Although very little is known about his life, Kalidasa's popularity has endured for centuries.

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