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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”).


27 Responses to “Dasakumaracharitam of Dandi – Sanskrit text with English Notes by M. R. Kale”

  1. tiyagarajan says:

    it is a great try to discover the Sanskrit to the world

  2. satrudra prakash says:

    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 ।

  3. piyush raj says:

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

  4. vikal shankhdhar says:

    dhanyabad shrimaan ji ki aapne sanskrit ki site prarambh ki hai.
    krapya sanskrit ki adhik se adhik pustako ko dalne ki kripa kare…

  5. SATYASWAMY says:

    bahuth bhahuth danyavad de rahaahu, ee bhee cum hi bholne keliye

  6. abhay says:

    Good book of all over India book

  7. Riya bhatiya says:

    Really astonishingly book because it really reflects the culture of India very viciously and every chapter is different and unique

  8. ujjal das says:

    Could anyone send me the pdf. file of the Dasakumarcharita.
    please send this at ujjal.iitk@gmail.com

    thank you
    best regards

  9. anandinee mishra says:

    Bhabantah prachesta samyak asti
    Ate a bayam sarbe upakrutah bhabamah it I aham mange

  10. Neetu Sharma says:

    Can you send me dash kun arch titan in Sanskrit to Hindi

  11. Shiva says:

    आप सच्चे भारतीय है| आपकी निःस्वार्थ सेवा के लिए धन्यवाद| साधु साधु

  12. bhuwan chandra joshi says:

    Jaytu Sanskrit jaytu bhartam

  13. Ram Gore says:

    Your is very nice. Can we find SANKRIT to Hindi books. As well as for kids sanskrit story books link.
    Thank you

  14. 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

  15. Ashok Kumar Jha says:

    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

  16. Dr.Geetha says:

    It a real pleasure to read our Indian books and to learn more about our culture.Thanks to your hardwork.

  17. 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.

  18. S.Ardhanariswaran says:

    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.

  19. to,
    Whom so ever it may concern

    I wish to read Dasakumara Charitam and other available Sanskrit works.

  20. Sandhya says:

    Thanks for this blog. Please give telugu translations also to understand the language.

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