Dasakumaracharitam of Dandi – English Translation

English Prose Translation of Dasakkumara Charitam (The Adventures of Ten Princes) authored by renowned Sanskrit poet Dandi. The Daśakumāracarita relates the adventures of ten princes in their pursuit of love and royal power. It contains stories of common life and … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Malavikagnimitram of Kalidasa – English Translation

English Prose Translation of Malavikagnimitram, the first play composed by the great poet Kalidasa. Often it is called Kalidasa Malavikagnimitram, as an honor to Kalidasa. This beautiful play of intrigue grips its readers and keeps them glued till the very … Continue reading

Sakuntala of Kalidasa – English Translation

English Prose Translation of “Abhijnaana Saakuntalam of Kalidasa” by Sir Monier Williams (1819–1899). The term Shakuntala means one who is brought up by birds (Shakun). There are references stating that Shakuntala was found by Rishi Kanva in forest as a … Continue reading

Panchatantra – English – Aurther W Rider

A complete English translation of Panchatantra – A vivid retelling of India’s most famous collection of fables. According to Indian tradition, the Panchatantra was written around 200 BCE by Pandit Vishnu Sarma, a sage. However, based as it is on … Continue reading

A Sanskrit Reader by Charles Rockwell Lanman

A 405-page reader with 106 pages of Devanagari text from Vedic, epic, didactic and story literature, and from works on ritual and law. Although flawed by its orientalist lack of both sympathy for, and intimate knowledge of, the culture which … Continue reading