Re: Telugu Natakalu - 2

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Thu, 7 Aug 1997 13:57:36 -0400


Hi, Sri Sadananda wrote asked why Kalidasa did not have Mahabharata plots. 
Kalidasa wrote Abhijn~ana Saakuntala, a Mahabharata story.  Bhasa wrote 
quite a few Mahabharata dramas.  Kalidasa pays homage to Bhasa in his 
(I think) Malavikaagnimitra.  Therefore Kalidasa lived after Bhasa and 
he knew Mahabharata.  I don't know why he didn't write much on Krishna.  
Probably because he is a shiva bhakta (Kumarasambhava and references 
in Meghaduta).  Hope this helps.
- J. K.  Mohana Rao