Mrichchakatika – English Translation of Sanskrit Play

Regarded as one of the earliest Indian plays written in Sanskrit, Mricchakatika (The Little Clay Cart) is a Sanskrit play written by Shudraka in the 2nd century BCE.

The main story is about a young man named Charudatta of Pataliputra (Patna), and his love for Vasantasena, a rich courtesan or nagarvadhu. The love affair is complicated by a royal courtier, who is also attracted to Vasantasena. The plot is further complicated by thieves and mistaken identities, thus making it a hilarious and entertaining play.

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English Translation by Arthur Ryder

English Translation by Arthur Symons

Sanskrit Text with Hindi Tika by JSL Tripathi


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Mrichchakatika – English Translation of Sanskrit Play — 20 Comments

  1. Satchidananda,

    My scribd account is terminated and documents deleted by SCRIBD team. I have started re-uploading all the books at mediafire and replacing the download links in my blog. But, it takes time.

    Glad to keep in touch with you.

  2. AS I KNOW, THE HINDI MOVIE NAMED UTSAV WAS BASED ON THIS DRAMA. THANKS,FOR I WAS NOT ABLE TO REMEMBER THE TITLE OF THE ORIGINAL DRAMA.

  3. I want some Sanskrit nataks for my PhD submission. I have the list of nataks, can anybody please help me to get it.

    Thanks in advance

    Priti

  4. Can u help me how to download these books? and also let me know if there are any sanskrit books translated into telugu available?

  5. I want to know if Mrichhakatikam was translated in Bengali, if so, name and year of translation / publication of the same.
    N. C. C.

  6. Sir mrichhakatakam is translated in Telugu by Tirupati Venkata Kavulu. Would you please let me know where I can get Telugu version.

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