Mahākaviśrīkālidāsaviracitaṃ Vikramorvaśiyam

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Śaradákridan Press, 1898 - 330 pages

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Page 9 - He was the least of an egotist that it was possible to be. He was nothing in himself; but he was all that others were, or that they could become.
Page 8 - Shakespeare's days; and although they propose to excite all the emotions of the human breast, terror and pity included, they never effect this object by leaving a painful impression upon the mind of the spectator.
Page 11 - Wouldst thou the young year's blossoms and the fruits of its decline, And all by which the soul is charmed, enraptured, feasted, fed, Wouldst thou the earth and heaven itself in one sole name combine ? I name thee, O Sakuntala,- and all at once is) said.
Page 12 - No composition of Kalidasa displays more the richness of his poetical genius, the exuberance of his imagination, the warmth and play of his fancy, his profound knowledge of the human -heart, his delicate appreciation of its most refined and tender emotions, his familiarity with the workings and counter workings of its conflicting feelings-in short more entitles him to rank as the Shakespeare of India.
Page 2 - Vastu, which is thus divided into five classes, may again be divided into three classes according to the source of its derivation. It may be borrowed from history or tradition, or it may be fictitious, or mixed ie, partly drawn from history and partly the creation of the poet's fancy.
Page 8 - Sanskrit, while females and the minor characters speak in the different Prakrit dialects. The student will see from the foregoing sketch that the characteristic peculiarities of the Indian Drama are mainly three; (1) Its peculiar structure; (2) the absence of the distinction between Comedy and Tragedy, and (3) the diversity of language to be spoken by the characters. The above-mentioned general characteristics of a Nataka belong with certain modification to the other divisions of the Rupaka as well.
Page 2 - MlirWH prospect of success, (4) f-WdlfeT certain attainment through the removal of obstacles, and (5) 4x*HW obtainment of the desired object. While these five stages are in progress, there must be some links to connect them with the principal and subordinate parts of the main action (the episodes and incidents). These are called the Samdhis or junctures.
Page 5 - Parakiya, or she who is the wife of another person, is never to be made the object of a dramatic intrigue ; a prohibition that would have sadly cooled the imagination and curbed the wit of Dryden and Congreve.

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