ISBN 9788129113030,Kalidasa Ritusamharam

Kalidasa Ritusamharam


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788129113030

ISBN-10 8129113031


Number of Pages 187 Pages
Language (English)


Kalidasa's Ritusamharam, 'A Garland of Seasons' unfolds the panorama of the six glorious seasons of India. The poem is rich in the erotic imagery of the human response to the extreme heat of summer, the torrential rains, the languid ripening of autumn, the intimacy of winter, and the revival of life in spring. Containing descriptions of fashion, drink, amorous indulgences, and vibrant surroundings, Ritusamharam is replete with stunning visuals that have inspired hundreds of paintings and dance dramas through the ages. About the Author Rajendra Tandon, born in 1934, obtained his bachelor's degree in law, and went on to study his masters in English literature. A former member of the Indian Revenue Service, he has studied Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, mathematics, physics and law. Rajendra Tandon has published translations of Bhartrihari's Niti Shatakam, Shringar Shatakam and Vairagya Shatakam. He is deeply interested in Indian history, Indian miniature painting, astronomy, the fine arts, Indian and Western classical music and gardening. He currently lives in Mumbai.