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Viśākhadatta

Overview
Works: 120 works in 386 publications in 14 languages and 1,794 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PK4474, 891.22
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Most widely held works about Viśākhadatta
 
Most widely held works by Viśākhadatta
Mudrārākṣasam by Viśākhadatta( Book )

146 editions published between 1826 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical work, with Sanskrit commentary and English translation
Rākṣasa's ring by Viśākhadatta( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This political drama is set just after Alexander's invasion of India (c. 325 BCE) when the first Emperor Chandra-gupta seized the throne and founded the Maurya dynasty." "The exemplary Rakshasa is the loyal exiled chief minister of the deposed dynasty. But his opponent, far from being the villain of the piece, is a kind of superhero - the inhumanly competent ascetic Kautilya, to whom is ascribed India's famous handbook for rulers, a precursor to Machiavelli's. Kautilya struggles not to destroy Rakshasa but to win him over to be his successor as Chandra-gupta's chief minister, so that Kautilya himself can retire from politics." "The final, benedictory stanza of the play may refer to Emperor Chandra-gupta II (reigned c. 376-415 BC). Other than this clue to the time during which the author lived, all we know about him is that he came from a princely family, and would have had political experience."--Jacket
The Mudrārākshasa of Vísākhadatta by Viśākhadatta( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in English and Sanskrit and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De zegelring van Râksjasa by Viśākhadatta( Book )

10 editions published in 1946 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mudrarakschasa oder des Kanzlers Siegelring ein indisches Drama by Viśākhadatta( Book )

12 editions published between 1886 and 1978 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mudraraksasam. Viśakhadattapranitam. Mudrarakshasa or the Signet ring, a Sanskrit drama in seven acts. by Viśākhadatta( Book )

16 editions published between 1923 and 1930 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sceau de Râkchasa (Moudrârâkchasa) drame sanscrit en sept actes et un prologue by Viśākhadatta( Book )

8 editions published in 1888 in French and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mudrārākṣasa-nāṭakam : Viśākhadattapraṇītam. Hindī tathā Aṅgrejī anuvāda, anvaya, saṃskr̥tavyākhyā, ṭippaṇī, bhūmikā, ādi se yukta by Viśākhadatta( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in Sanskrit and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic drama of court intrigue
Mudrārākṣasa nāṭakam by Viśākhadatta( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in Sanskrit and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mudrarakshasa, ili, Perstenʹ Rakshasy by Viśākhadatta( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Russian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays of ancient India : the little clay cart, the minister's seal by J. A. B. van Buitenen( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central plot of The Little Clay Cart, ascribed to Sudraka (ca. A.D. 400), is devoted to the fortunes of Carudatta, a Brahmin with every appealing attribute of the romantic hero, and the delightful Vasantena, a courtesan whose beauty of person and character make her a fit match for Carudatta. Each in a different way is menaced by the villian Samsthanaka, and this primary plot is interwoven with subplots: a political revolt; the love affair of a Brahmin/burglar and a member of Vasantasena's household. Other characters include Maitreya, the confidant of Carudatta; a Libertine; the forces of the law; gamblers; a msseur who becomes a wandering monk. The play abounds in humor, including the Malapropian speech of Samsthanaka, and ends on a note of Buddhist compassion and charity
Mudrārākṣasa by Viśākhadatta( Book )

3 editions published between 1912 and 1935 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mudrārākshasa, or the signet ring : a sanscrit drama in seven acts by Viśākhadatta( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallīmā fyān̐kiekā kasiṅgara by Viśākhadatta( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in Nepali and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahākaviviśākhadattapraṇītaṃ Mudrārākṣasam by Viśākhadatta( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in Sanskrit and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantirakuptan̲ : Vicākatattarin̲ Mutrārākṣasattai ātāramākakkoṇṭa carittira nāṭakam by Viśākhadatta( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in Tamil and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mudrārākshasa nāṭaka by Viśākhadatta( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in Hindi and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mudrārākṣasa-nāṭakam : "śaśikalā" Saṃskr̥ta-Hindī vyākhyopetam by Viśākhadatta( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Sanskrit and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mudrārākshasa. With the commentary of Ḍhuṇḍirāja. Edited with critical and explanatory notes by KāshinLath Trimbak Telang. Rev. by V.S. Ghāte by Viśākhadatta( Book )

3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rākṣasa's ring
Alternative Names
Bisakhadutta

Datta Viśākha

Viçâkhadatta

Viṣākha-datta

Viśākha-deva

Višakhadatta.

V́isākhadeva

Viśākhadeva fils de Pr̥thu

V́isākhadeva (Son of Pr̥thu)

Vishakhadatta

Vishakhadeva

Vishakkhadatta

Vishkhadutta

Wisjākhadatta

Вишакхадатта древнеиндийский санскритский поэт и драматург

Вішакхадатта

दत्त विशाख

विशाख-दत्त

विशाख-दॆव

विशाखदत्त

विशाखदॆव

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Rākṣasa's ringThe Mudrārākshasa of Vísākhadatta