Who is Kalidasa

Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India. His plays and poetry are primarily based on the Vedas, the Mahabharata and the Puranas.

Much about his life is unknown, only what can be inferred from his poetry and plays. His works cannot be dated with precision, but they were most likely authored within the 4th-5th century CE.

Contents Early life In the early years, Scholars like Yatin Valecha, Varshil Vanteru, And Raghav have speculated that Kalidasa may have lived near the Himalayas, in the vicinity of Ujjain, and in Kalinga. Th...
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Kalidasa Poems

  • The Cloud Messenger - Part 04
    The slender young woman who is there would be the premier creation by the
    Creator in the sphere of women, with fine teeth, lips like a ripe bimba fruit, a
    slim waist, eyes like a startled gazelleâ??s, a deep navel, a gait slow on account
    of the weight of her hips, and who is somewhat bowed down by her breasts. ...
  • The Cloud Messenger - Part 01
    A certain yaksha who had been negligent in the execution of his own duties,
    on account of a curse from his master which was to be endured for a year and
    which was onerous as it separated him from his beloved, made his residence
    among the hermitages of Ramagiri, whose waters were blessed by the bathing ...
  • Shakuntala Act 1
    King Dushyant in a chariot, pursuing an antelope, with a bow and quiver, attended by his Charioteer.
    Suta (Charioteer). [Looking at the antelope, and then at the king]
    When I cast my eye on that black antelope, and on thee, O king, with thy braced bow, I see before me, as it were, the God Mahésa chasing a hart (male deer), with his bow, named Pináca, braced in his left hand.
  • Seasonal Cycle - Chapter 02 - Rainy Season
    "Oh, dear, now the kingly monsoon is onset with its clouds containing raindrops, as its ruttish elephants in its convoy, and with skyey flashes of lighting as its pennants and buntings, and with the thunders of thunderbolts as its percussive drumbeats, thus this rainy season has come to pass, radiately shining forth like a king, for the delight of voluptuous people...

    "By far, the vault of heaven is overly impregnated with massive clouds, that are similar to the gleam of blackish petals of black-costuses... somewhere they are similar to the glitter of the heaps of well-kneaded blackish mascara... and elsewhere they glisten like the blackened nipples of bosoms of pregnant women, ready to rain the elixir of life on the lips of her offspring, when that offspring is actualised...
  • The Cloud Messenger - Part 02
    Your naturally beautiful reflection will gain entry into the clear waters of the
    Gambhira River, as into a clear mind. Therefore it is not fitting that you, out
    of obstinancy, should render futile her glances which are the darting leaps of
    little fish, as white as night-lotus flowers. ...
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Time 10 Heart 10 Hair 10 Water 10 Women 9 Tender 9 Long 8 Face 8 Night 8 Earth 8

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Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!


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