Theatre of Memory: The Plays of Kalidasa / Edition 1

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

Journal of Asian Studies
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...the editor and her 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231058391
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 7/26/1984
  • Series: Translations from the Asian Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 387
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Stoler Miller is professor of East-Asian studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of several books published by Columbia University Press, includingLove Song of the Dark Lord andThe Hermit and the Love Thief.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Editor's PrefaceA Note on Sanskrit PronunciationIntroduction: Kalidasa's Dramatic UniverseKalidasa's World and His PlaysSanskrit Dramatic Theory and Kalidasa's PlaysSakuntala and the Ring of RecollectionUrvasi Won by ValorMalavika and AgnimitraNotes to the IntroductionNotes to the PlaysSelected Bibliography

Columbia University Press

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