Malatimadhava (Malati and Madhava)

Malatimadhava (Malati and Madhava)
Author : Bhavabhuti
ISBN: 978-81-8220-895-7
Edition: Reprint
Year: 2017
Pages: 222
Size: 14×22 Cm
Publisher : Global Vision Publishing House
INR 595.00
INR 595.00


Translated by V.S. Patvardhan


Edited by R.P. Shastri

About the Book

Malatimadhava, a romantic social play in ten acts, is  composed by Bhavabhuti. The theme of the play is original and deals with the ordinary people of the society; though some of the incidents described here find a parallel in the story of Madiravali in the Kathasaritsagara based on Gunadhya’s Brihatkatha. The plot centres round the love stories of Malati, daughter of the minister Bhurivasu and Madhava, son of another minister Devarata, and of Makaranda and Madayantika, who are Madhava and Malati’s friend respectively.

About the Author

Bhavabhuti, an emient dramatist, was born in a Brahmin family and patronised by Yashovarman, a king of Kannauj (725-752 A.D.). He was an unusually self-aware artist and his plays are full of echoes of one another, and it seems certain that sometimes these are intended to awaken echoes in his audience’s mind.  As a dramatist, Bhavabhuti realises the ideal in human terms within the wider context of the human quest for self-fulfilment.



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