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Recognition Of Sakuntala, The
he play is the story of Sakuntala, the daughter of a nymph who has been brought up by a sage in an ashram, and of philandering King Dusyanta who finds true love with her. after they secretly marry he returns to his palace, giving her a ring to present when she comes to join him. But Sakuntala is so preoccupied with her love that she ignores a powerful and temperamental sage who arrives demanding her attention. In retaliation he curses her and casts a spell that makes the king forget her existence.
- Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide
Written by Kalidasa, A Sanskrit poet of the fourth century or some time earlier - some scholars place him As early As the first century BC - this is one of the great classics of Hindu literature. It tells A story of the parents of King Bharata, whose descendants, the Kauravas And Pandavas, fought the bloody wars which form the subject of the Mahabharata.
Community 20 & Grit Productions
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