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Book Title: Meghaduta Of Kalidasa|
Date of issue: January 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9788120804203
The author of the book: Kālidāsa
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 985 KB
Edition: South Asia Books
Read full description of the books Meghaduta Of Kalidasa:A 'Yaksha' from Alakapuri has been banished by Kuber for his misdeeds and is asked to spend some time away from his home, wife into an 'Ashrama'. Staying away from his wife is the harshest punishment he could ever get. Sitting alone, he spots a 'Megh' aka dark cloud and asks the cloud to be a messenger. He asks the cloud to pass on the message to his wife that he too is missing her and is burning with the desire to reunite with her. And asks her to be patient for some time and they will have happy time again.
While giving directions to his house in Alakapuri, 'Yaksha' explains different regions, terrains, their specialties and characteristics in details. This detail explanation is one of the best example of 'Simile' and 'Metaphor' figure of speeches.
Note - If you have the Sanskrit (original) verses and then its translation (in Hindi/Marathi/English) - you will enjoy the reading more :)
Read information about the authorKālidāsa (Devanāgarī: कालिदास "servant of Kali") was a 5th century renowned Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language.
Nothing apart from his works is known with certainty about the life of Kālidāsa, such as where he lived or the dates of his birth and death. According to legend, he was known for his beauty, which brought him to the attention of Princess Vidyottama and she married him. However, as legend has it, Kālidāsa had grown up without much education, and the princess was ashamed of his ignorance and coarseness. A devoted worshipper of Kali (by other accounts of Saraswati), Kālidāsa is said to have called upon his goddess for help when he was going to commit suicide in a well after he was humiliated by his wife, and was rewarded with a sudden and extraordinary gift of wit. He is then said to have become the most brilliant of the "nine gems" at the court of the king Vikramaditya of Ujjain. Legend also has it that he was murdered by a courtesan in Sri Lanka during the reign of Kumaradasa.
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