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Nineteen hundred and eighty-two thousand four-twenty-four years. This year is the silver jubilee of the novel ‘Shakuntala’.On this occasion the fourth edition of the novel is published. Reprinting any literary work is a good sign – especially for people whose status is in doubt in their mother tongue.Good luck to those who have such an opportunity, because new printing is needed not for the author, but for the reader.That’s why publishers have to be diligent ‘Shakuntala’ is very lucky in that sense.
“Shakuntala” is a classical Indian play written by Kalidasa. This book, translated into Odia by Santanu Kumar Acharya, is a must-read for Odia literature lovers. This sixth edition of the book, published by Grantha Mandir in 2016, is a hardcover book with 307 pages and packaging dimensions of approximately 15x22x1 cm.
The story of Shakuntala, a beautiful woman of divine origin, and her love story with Dushyanta, the king of Hastinapur, is a timeless classic. It is a play that explores the themes of love, passion, and duty. The plot revolves around the love affair between Shakuntala and the king, their separation, and the eventual reunion.
The book also includes a detailed introduction to Kalidasa and his works. It provides an in-depth understanding of the cultural and historical context in which the play was written. The book is a masterpiece of translation, bringing the beauty of Kalidasa’s prose to the Odia-speaking audience.
Overall, “Shakuntala” is a must-read for anyone interested in Indian classical literature and the cultural and historical heritage of India. The book is a perfect addition to any collection of Indian classical literature and a great pick for any literature lover.
|No of Pages||307|
|Binding Type||Hard Cover|
|Author||Santanu Kumar Acharya|
|Book Dimention||Packaging approx in cm – 15x22x1|
|Printing||Optima Offset Printers, Cuttack|