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The Little Clay Cart

The love that exists between Cārudatta and Vasantasenā is clearly very strong as it endures throughout all manner of trials and tribulations. As a Brahmin, a member of the elite social caste,...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 7:49 am UTC

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Rasa speaks to the essence of The Little Clay Cart because rasa is a term that describes an ineffable essence. That is, when people speak of rasa, they are, paradoxically, talking about something...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2021 9:04 pm UTC

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Madanika is listed in the cast as maid to the courtesan Vasantasena. She first appears in act 2 "The Shampooer Who Gambled," where she enters the scene with the "love-lorn Vasantasena" and they...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2019 10:20 pm UTC

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The title of act 1 can be justified because the main action in the first act involves Vasantasena leaving her jewels at Charudatta's house. Thus the title of act 1—“The Depositing of the Ornament,”...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2021 4:59 pm UTC

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Just to clarify, Vasantasen is only believed to be dead in the story. She is attacked when she goes to the park to meet her lover Chrudatta. She is choked by Samsthnaka, who is jealous that she...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 11:01 pm UTC

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The Little Clay Cart

The Little Clay Cart (also called Mṛcchakatika in Sanskrit) is a stage play by the Indian king and playwright Śūdraka. It tells the tale of an impoverished young man, Cārudatta, from a socially...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2020 1:55 am UTC

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In Shudraka's Mrichchhakattka (usually translated into English as The Little Clay Cart), Charudatta, the generous young Brahmin, is the hero, while Vidushaka, his friend, is the clown. They do not...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2020 10:17 pm UTC

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At the end of act 9 of The Little Clay Cart, Charudatta is about to be executed for the murder of Vasantasena when she suddenly appears in person to save him. He exclaims, Is this a second...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2020 10:49 pm UTC

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The boy’s cart could be read as reference to a text that came centuries after The Little Clay Cart was created. The boy’s gold cart and the trouble that it brings might be compared to D. H....

Latest answer posted December 27, 2020 6:37 pm UTC

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