At a glance:
- Author: Kālidāsa
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Love
- Time of Work: The Golden Age of India
- Setting: India
- Genres: Drama
- Subjects: Love or romance, Religion, Hermits, Kings, queens, or royalty, India or East Indian people, Drama or dramatists, Hindus or Hinduism, Hunting or hunters, Caste systems, Bees
- Locales: Asia, India
Dushyanta, the king of India and hero of this poetic drama. Falling in love at first sight with akuntal, he persuades her to marry him secretly. In fulfillment of a curse, he forgets about her thereafter until a ring he gave her is shown to him. Reunited first in heaven and then returned to Earth, they live happily for many years.
akuntal, the daughter of a Brahman and a water nymph. She returns the king’s love and marries him but remains in her sacred grove after his departure to await her foster father’s...
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