Nepali Shakuntala

नेपाली शाकुन्तल

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Genre: Poetry
Language: Nepali
Edition: 11th


Origin: Nepal
ISBN13: 9789937322133
ISBN10: 9937322138
Pages: 371
Weight: 300 g

About the Book

Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota wrote Shakuntala, his first epic poem and also the first "Mahakavya" (epic poem) written in the Nepali language, in a mere three months. Published in 1945, Shakuntala is a voluminous work in 24 cantos based on Kālidāsa's famous Sanskrit play Abhijñānaśākuntalam. Shakuntala demonstrates Devkota's mastery of Sanskrit meter and diction which he incorporated heavily while working primarily in Nepali. According to the late scholar and translator of Devkota, David Rubin, Shakuntala is among his greatest accomplishments.