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The play Shakuntala was one of the first examples of Indian literature to be read in translation in Europe. Shakuntala’s story is a leitmotiv that recurs in many works of Indian literature and culminates in the master Kali-dasa’s drama for the stage. The virtuous heroine is forgotten by her betrothed, the king Dushyanta, only to be refound thanks to a distinguishing signet ring discovered by a fisherman in the belly of one of his catch. The final act distills the essence of human forgiveness, in Shakuntala’s gracious release of her husband from his guilt.

Book Overview:

  • Original title: The Recognition of Sakuntala A Play In Seven Acts (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Kalidasa
  • Creator: W. J. Johnson
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  • ASIN: 199540608
  • Product type: ABIS_BOOK
  • Type: Paperback
  • Release date: 2008-05-08
  • Manufacturer: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 2008-05-08
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Pages: 192
  • Product group: Book
  • Release date: 2008-05-08
  • Studio: OUP Oxford