Dasakumaracharitam of Dandi – Sanskrit text with English Notes by M. R. Kale

Complete text of Dasakkumara Charitam authored by renowned Sanskrit poet Dandi with Sanskrit Commentary Various Readings, a Literal English Translation, Explanatory and Critical Notes and an Exhaustive Introduction by M. R. Kale.

The Dasakumaracarita relates the adventures of ten princes in their pursuit of love and royal power. It contains stories of common life and reflects a faithful picture of Indian society during the period couched in the colourful style of Sanskrit prose.

Dandin was a renowned Sanskrit author of prose romances and expounder on poetics. Although he produced literature on his own, most notably the Dasakumaracarita, first translated in 1927 as Hindoo Tales, or The Adventures of the Ten Princes, he is best known for composing the Kavyadarsa (‘Mirror of Poetry’), the handbook of classical Sanskrit poetics, or Kavya. His writings were all in Sanskrit. He lived in Kanchipuram in modern-day Tamil Nadu in 6th-7th century. A shloka that explains the strengths of different poets says: Dandinah padalalithyam (“Dandin is the master of playful words”).

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Dasakumaracharitam of Dandi – Sanskrit text with English Notes by M. R. Kale — 24 Comments

  1. बहुत-बहुत साधुवाद आपको संकृत की इतनी महती सेवा करने के लिए । आपके इस कार्य की जितनी सराहना की जाय , कम है । हम इस उम्मीद के साथ कि आप इसी तरह से हम जिज्ञासुओं की जिज्ञासा अपने अमूल्य विचारों एवं ज्ञान की सहायता से करते रहेंगे , आपके निरन्तर उन्न्तिशील प्रगति मार्ग की कामना करते हैं ।

  2. this website is very useful for sanskrit lovers. please add more books and increase its value. all the best…………

  3. dhanyabad shrimaan ji ki aapne sanskrit ki site prarambh ki hai.
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  4. आप सच्चे भारतीय है| आपकी निःस्वार्थ सेवा के लिए धन्यवाद| साधु साधु

  5. Your is very nice. Can we find SANKRIT to Hindi books. As well as for kids sanskrit story books link.
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  6. Namaste. I am in fact searching for a Marathi to Sanskrit Dictionary and came across your site. I liked its contents and I have downloaded Dashakumar Charitam. I hope to be able to read and understand it! I want to congratulate you on your contribution. You are doing a very good job. Please keep it up.
    By the way can you direct me to any source where I can download a Marathi to Sanskrit Dictionary?
    Thanks and regards.
    Sincerely yours,
    Ravindra Kathale

  7. A delightful work of romance ,depicting some of the beliefs and mode of living
    of India in the early middle ages as they pass through the prism of Dandi’s imagination.
    Ashok K. Jha

  8. Kavirdandi was prescribed in my course in Sanskrit, which was one of the papers in M.A. Hindi. But, as the prescribed book was not available at that time in the markets, I had to leave Javirdandi’s
    related questions.But, I want to read Dandu”s Dash Kumar Charit.

  9. A great help for a person who has taken serious study of Sanskrit. An eye opener for those who thinks Sansrit is alien to Tamilnadu.Establishes the fact Snskrit is a National Language from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

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