Author: Anant Pai
Illustrator: P B Kavadi / Pratap Mulick
Publisher: India Book House
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175082194
This bumper issue of Amar Chitra Katha comics includes three stories based on Kalidasa's three famous plays. Stories featured are: Malavika ; Shakuntala; and Urvashi.
This bumper issue includes three Amar Chitra Kathas, based on Kalidasa's three famous plays.
The first one, 'Malavika' is based on 'Malavikagnimitram', the first play of Kalidasa. It has more of the young enthusiastic writer's sense of fun, play and intrigue than the superb imagery and poetic expressions in his later works, 'Abhijnana-Shakuntalam' and 'Vikramorvashiyam', on which the books Shakuntala and urvashi are based.
Kalidasa is respected all over the world as one of the greatest poets and playwrights. Some of his works have been translated into almost all the major languages of the world.