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Works: 1,193 works in 4,583 publications in 46 languages and 20,865 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Poetry  Romance fiction  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Other, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Dubious author, Translator, Composer, Attributed name, Honoree
Classifications: PK3796, 891.22
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Most widely held works about Kālidāsa
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Most widely held works by Kālidāsa
The cloud messenger by Kālidāsa( Book )

294 editions published between 1813 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse rendering of a Sanskrit classical play, with notes
Abhijn̄āna-Sakuntala by Kālidāsa( Book )

379 editions published between 1789 and 2017 in 32 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifth-century drama about the secret romance between King Dusyanta and Sakuntala, a beautiful maiden
Sacontalá : or the fatal ring ; an Indian drama by Cálidás : translated from the original Sanscrit and Prácrit by Kālidāsa( )

31 editions published between 1789 and 1796 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakuntala and other writings by Kālidāsa( Book )

11 editions published between 1912 and 1959 in English and Hungarian and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śakoontalá, or, The lost ring; an Indian drama by Kālidāsa( )

47 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic Indian tale originally mentioned in the Mahabharata and dramatized by Kálidása. Śakoontalá, a maiden raised in a hermitage, meets and marries the visiting Dushyanta, king of India. He gives her a ring with the instructions for her to go to his court where she is to show the ring so she can be publicly accepted as his queen. Along the way there she loses the ring in a river. Without it, the king proves incapable of recognizing her and Śakoontalá ends up abandoned by everyone. The ring is found inside a fish reawakening Dushyanta's memory and he proceeds to search for his lost love so they can be reunited
The transport of love = The Meghadūta of Kālidāsa by Kālidāsa( Book )

59 editions published between 1874 and 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyric poetry; Critical edition with Sanskrit commentaries and English translation
Translations of Shakuntala and other works by Kālidāsa( )

19 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as the most important figure in the Classical Sanskrit literary canon, Kalidasa was a poet and playwright who likely lived in the fifth century AD. This collection brings together some of Kalidasa's most well-regarded dramatic works, including the timeless story of Shakuntala, a beautiful maiden who was abandoned at birth and raised in a remote hermitage. Though she later enchants a powerful king who desires to take the young woman as his bride
Malavikagnimitram = the dancer and the king by Kālidāsa( Book )

124 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believed to be Kalidasa's first work, Malavikagnimitram is the love story of King Agnimitra and the court dancer Malavika. The tale unfolds through humorous palace interludes, vivid descriptions of fine arts and the cunning machinations of court players. Even in this early work, Kalidasa's characteristic penchant for romance, art and natural beauty is evident at every delightful turn of the plot. He transforms a simple tale of forbidden love into an engrossing courtly drama filled with beauty, humour and wit
The recognition of Shakúntala by Kālidāsa( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Sanskrit and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The play Shakuntala was one of the first examples of Indian literature to be read in translation in Europe. Shakuntala's story is a leitmotiv that recurs in many works of Indian literature and culminates in the master Kali-dasa's drama for the stage." "The virtuous heroine is forgotten by her betrothed, the king Dushyanta, only to be refound thanks to a distinguishing signet ring discovered by a fisherman in the belly of one of his catch. The final act distills the essence of human forgiveness, in Shakuntala's gracious release of her husband from his guilt."--Jacket
The birth of Kumāra by Kālidāsa( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This court epic describes events leading up to but not including the birth of Kumara (also known as Skanda or Karttikeya), the war god destined to defeat the demon Taraka." "The gods attempt to deploy Kama, the Indian Cupid, to set the ascetic supreme deity Shiva on fire with love for Uma (also known as Parvati), the daughter of the god of the Himalayan mountain range. Kama's mission fails, and Shiva, roused from his meditative trance, turns his flaming third eye on the love god, burning him to ashes. Next, Parvati herself turns to intense asceticism in order to win spiritual power and thereby the husband for whom she longs. She succeeds, and the climax of the poem is Shiva and Parvati's marriage and cosmic lovemaking, and Kumara's divine conception."--Jacket
Raghuvaṃśam by Kālidāsa( Book )

122 editions published between 1845 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended narrative poem, with commentaries, on the life and activities, chiefly of Raghu, Hindu mythological King of Solar dynasty and his successors; includes Raghuvaṃśasāraḥ
Kalidasa's Śakuntala, an ancient Hindu drama by Kālidāsa( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 1924 in Sanskrit and Multiple languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalidasa translations of Shakuntala, and other works by Kālidāsa( Book )

8 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vikramorvaśīya by Kālidāsa( Book )

60 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sanskrit play; Malvi translation
Kumárasambhava = Kálidásæ carmen : Sanskrite et Latine by Kālidāsa( Book )

59 editions published between 1838 and 2002 in 11 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Kumārasambhavaṃ by Kālidāsa, epic on the birth of Kārttikeya, Hindu deity
The recognition of Śakuntalā : a play in seven acts by Kālidāsa( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more
Sakuntala : Drama in sieben Akten by Kālidāsa( Book )

34 editions published between 1890 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mālavikā and Agnimitra by Kālidāsa( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Úrvashi was won by Kālidāsa( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a new Clay Sanskrit Library translation of Kali-dasa's How Urvashi Was Won." "One of the three surviving plays by Kali-dasa (fifth century), universally acknowledged as the supreme poet in classical Sanskrit, How Urvashi Was Won, like the other two, is a masterpiece of lyricism, subtle characterization, and the working through of a bold theme, How Urvashi Was Won is the story of King Puru-ravas and his love for an immortal, the dancer Urvashi, who normally lives in the heaven of the gods but who has come down to earth in order to realize her passion for the all-too-mortal king. The tragic love of this asymmetrical couple was described already in the ancient "Rig Veda" and later often expanded. Kali-dasa has reworked the narrative so as to depict a goddess in the process of becoming fully, and dangerously, human - since only human beings (at their best) are, in Kali-dasa's vision, truly capable of the depths and intricacies of loving." "This great work of love, loss, and eventual restoration speaks ti the human condition generally in highly nuanced verses, accessible to any modern reader." --Book Jacket
Kālidāsa's Kumārasaṃbhava, cantos I-VIII, complete by Kālidāsa( Book )

31 editions published between 1917 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The birth of Kumāra
Abhijn̄āna-SakuntalaShakuntala and other writingsThe transport of love = The Meghadūta of KālidāsaTranslations of Shakuntala and other worksThe recognition of ShakúntalaThe birth of KumāraThe recognition of Śakuntalā : a play in seven actsMālavikā and AgnimitraHow Úrvashi was won
Alternative Names
Cáli dás ca. um 400



Cálidás ca. um 400

Cālidās fl. end of 4th cent


Calidasa 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge

Cālidāsa ca. um 400

Cálidása fl. end of 4th cent

Cālidāsi ca. um 400


Dāsa, Kāli fl. end of 4th cent



Ġalidasa ca. um 400


Jialituosha ca. um 400

Jialituosuo fl. end of 4th cent


Kaalidaasa ca. um 400



Kālī dās

Kali Dasa ca. um 400

Kāli Dāsa fl. end of 4th cent



Kalidas 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge

Kalidas ca. um 400

Kālidās fl. end of 4th cent

Kālīdās, Mahākvī


Kálidása ca. um 400

Kālidāsa Classical Sanskrit poet and playwright

Kālidāsa Classical Sanskrit writer

Kalidasa escritor en sánscrito

Kālidāsa escritor en sánscrito, amplamente considerado como o máis grande poeta e dramaturgo en lingua sánscrita

Kálidása fl. end of 4th cent

Kālidāsa Indiaas dichter

Kalidasa indischer Dichter

Kālidāsa indisk författare och poet

Kālidāsa indisk skribent og poet

Kālidāsa Mannurat ti Klasiko a Sanskrito

Kālidāsa poeta e drammaturgo indiano

Kâlidâsa poète et dramaturge sanskrit

Kalidasah činný 4. století-5. století



Kalidassa 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge


Kalidasy ca. um 400

Kálidásza ca. um 400

Kálidásza ókori indiai, szanszkrit költő


Kāḷitācaṉ ca. um 400


Kāḷitācar fl. end of 4th cent

Kāḷitācariṉ fl. end of 4th cent

Mahakavi Kalidas

Mahākavi Kālidās ca. um 400

Makākavi Kāḷitācan̲



Nag-mo'i-khol ca. um 400

γalidasa ca. um 400





Калидаса индийский поэт



קאלידאסא אינדישער דיכטער



كالى داس

‫كالي داس


کالى داس

کالی داس


کالیداس, مہاکوی

کالیداسا شاعر و نویسنده هندی


कालिदास 03..-04.

कालिदास 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge

कालिदास संस्कृत भाषा के प्रसिद्ध कवि एवं लेखक

कालिदास संस्कृत भाषाका कवि र नाटककार

कालिदास संस्कृत भाषेतील प्रसिद्ध कवी आणि नाटककार



કાલિદાસ kalidas

કાલિદાસ સંસ્કૃત ભાષાના કવિ

କାଲିଦାସ ଲେଖକ





കാളിദാസൻ Hindu Sanskrit poet

കാളിദാസൻ പുരാതന കവികളിൽ അഗ്രഗണ്യനാണ്‌ ഭാരതീയനായ കാളിദാസൻ.















迦梨陀娑 fl. end of 4th cent