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 baby surrounded by or as some believe being fed by birds, after being left by her mother, Menaka.
In Hindu mythology Sakuntala is the mother of Emperor Bharata and the wife of Dushyanta who was the founder of the Paurav Dynasty. Her story is told in the Mahabarata, Adi Parva and was dramatized by Kalidasa in his play Abhijnaana Saakuntalam (The Recognition of Sakuntala).
Kālidāsa is widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His place in Sanskrit literature is akin to that of Shakespeare in English. His plays and poetry are primarily based on Hindu mythology and philosophy.
Congratulations for your wonderful website.
Could you please post a Hindi translation of the above work: Kalidasa’s Shakuntala.
You may download Hindi translation of Shakuntam by JP Mishra from the following link: http://www.mediafire.com/?8asq2hooxlsy41m
I want to download in tamil trsltn
Thanks a lot for your excellent service
Where can one find a down load of english translation of Shiv puran by kalidas. If not english then Hindi ? Please help .
I have not heard about Siva Puran authored by Kalidasa. Are you sure that Kalidasa has written a book named “Siva Purana”? Did you mean “Kumara Sambhava”?
Good that I found this book.
Could any one tell me whether there is any telugu translation for this book.
excellent work done ! superb..
whre would i find original sanskrit text alongwith translation in hindi ? can anyone guide me ?
once again Thanks excellent work done here..
Hari OM TATSAT
There are several Hindi translations of Sakuntalam with Sanskrit text available at DLI – Digital Library of India – dli.gov.in
You could download books from DLI in PDF format using DLI Downloader, a free software available at aupasana.com
i have posted this entry at 3.28 AM on October 7,2012 then how come it shows different date & timing ? My system updates are ok !
May be it is showing US time. I am not sure.
is it there drama of hanuma kavi hanumannatakam or mahanatakam ?
Both the books, Hanumannatakam and Mahanatakam, are available at DLI.
NAMASTE HOW CAN I GET THOSE BOOKS ( HANUMANNATAKAM OR MAHANATAKAM )
I have sent you a mail with detailed instructions for downloading the books.
I read the email exchange: “Both the books, Hanumannatakam and Mahanatakam, are available at DLI. NAMASTE HOW CAN I GET THOSE BOOKS ( HANUMANNATAKAM OR MAHANATAKAM ). I have sent you a mail with detailed instructions for downloading the books.
I am also interested in obtaining a English language version of Hanumannatakam and Mahanatakam. Are these available and how can i obtain them.
Also, do you know of this work and how it can be obtained?
Munnalal Abhimanyu, Hanuman-natakam (Varanasi:Chowkhamba, 1992)
You can purchase hard copies of the book from the publishers. Their contact details are available at the following webpage – http://www.swb.co.in/publisher/chaukhamba-sanskrit-pratishthan
Giving below Digital Library of India (DLI) links to Hanumannatakam. You can download them using DLI Downloader available at http://dli-downloader.blogspot.in/2013/04/fast-dli-downloader-tool-to-download.html or using any batch downloading software.
Hanumannatakam., 99999990233864. Anumat. 1909. sanskrit. Vaidik sahitya. 226 pgs.
Hanumannatkam., 99999990293460. Hanumata. 1900. sanskrit. Devotional. 262 pgs.
Hanumannnatak., 2020010005272. RAM SWAROOP SHARMA. 1958. SANSKRIT. . 238 pgs.
You can download Mahanatakam from Google Books. Link is given below.
GOOLE BOOKS LINK
Thank you for the very quick reply. All these appear to be in Sanskrit, do you know if there are any English language versions of these works?
There is an English translation of Mahanataka available at Google books – Mahanataka. A dramatic history of King Rama. Translated
into English and edited by K. K. Bahadur. Calcutta, 1840. Its link is given below.
Wow, you are such a font of knowledge. This is exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, google books won’t let me download it where I am located now (thailand) but I will try to get someone in the US to do it for me.
Now one more question. I am trying to find a English translation, or very good summary, of the Bengali version of Ramayana. Do you know if one exists and/or where it might be available.
Who’s translation in Kannada shkuntala drama
What is the difference between the two books wrote in English and Sanskrit of Shankutala.
Your question is not clear. If you are asking about the difference between the works of Kalidasa and Monier Williams, ‘Abhijnana Sakuntalam’ by Kalidasa is an original work in Sanskrit while Monier Williams’s work is only an English translation of Kalidasa’s Sakuntalam.
Any Tamil commentary on abignana sakuntalam except nakai vefachalam available
Any Tamil word to word Sanskrit meaning of abginjnana sakuntalam by kalidoss
Where can I get only Sanskrit text of Abhijyana shankuntala plz help me .
Link to Sanskrit Unicode text of Abhijnana-Sakuntalam – https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.sanskritworld.in/public/assets/book/book_50dd2508f1f66.txt