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Works: 854 works in 3,594 publications in 36 languages and 16,527 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Poetry  Fiction  Art  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Director, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Attributed name, Creator, Librettist
Classifications: PK3796, 891.21
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Most widely held works about Kālidāsa
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Most widely held works by Kālidāsa
Abhijn̄āna-Sakuntala by Kālidāsa( Book )

364 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 32 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical edition with English translation
The cloud messenger by Kālidāsa( Book )

52 editions published between 1813 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sanskrit poem with Tibetan translation
Shakuntala and other writings by Kālidāsa( Book )

9 editions published between 1912 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kālidāsa's Kumārasaṃbhava, cantos I-VIII, complete by Kālidāsa( Book )

192 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The transport of love = The Meghadūta of Kālidāsa by Kālidāsa( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Arabic and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of the young god : Kālidāsa's Kumārasaṃbhava by Kālidāsa( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of Kumarasambhava
Śakoontalá, or, The lost ring; an Indian drama by Kālidāsa( Book )

50 editions published between 1855 and 2005 in English and held by 274 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 birth of Kumāra by Kālidāsa( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 241 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
The recognition of Shakúntala by Kālidāsa( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Sanskrit and held by 237 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Megha-dūta by Kālidāsa( Book )

84 editions published between 1874 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyric poetry; Critical edition with Sanskrit commentaries and English translation
Kalidasa translations of Shakuntala, and other works by Kālidāsa( Book )

6 editions published between 1912 and 1920 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalidasa's Śakuntala, an ancient Hindu drama by Kālidāsa( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 1924 in 5 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacontalá, or, The fatal ring an Indian drama by Kālidāsa( Book )

12 editions published between 1789 and 1870 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mālavikā and Agnimitra by Kālidāsa( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Úrvashi was won by Kālidāsa( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations of Shakuntala and other works by Kālidāsa( Book )

14 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and held by 133 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, Shakuntala must overcome a series of obstacles before she can reign as queen
Sakuntala : Drama in sieben Akten by Kālidāsa( Book )

34 editions published between 1890 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recognition of Śakuntal-a : a play in seven acts ; Śakuntal-a in the Mah-abh-arata by Kālidāsa( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This vibrant new verse translation includes the famous version of the story from the Mahabharata, a poetic and dramatic text in its own right and a likely source for Kalidasa. The introduction discusses the play in the aesthetic and cultural context of ancient India"--Publisher's website
Vikramorvasi : a drama by Kālidāsa( Book )

36 editions published between 1830 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacontalá; or, The fatal ring: an Indian drama by Kālidāsa( Book )

36 editions published between 1789 and 1954 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The origin of the young god : Kālidāsa's Kumārasaṃbhava
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 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 4./5. stol

Kalidasah, činný 4. století-5. století



Kalidassa 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge


Kalidasy ca. um 400

Kálidásza ca. um 400


Kāḷitācaṉ ca. um 400


Kāḷitācar fl. end of 4th cent

Kāḷitācariṉ fl. end of 4th cent

Mahakavi Kalidas

Makākavi Kāḷitācan̲



Nag-mo'i-khol ca. um 400

γalidasa ca. um 400





Калидаса индийский поэт



קאלידאסא אינדישער דיכטער



كالى داس


کالى داس

کالی داس


کالیداس, مہاکوی

کالیداسا شاعر و نویسنده هندی


कालिदास 03..-04.

कालिदास 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge



કાલિદાસ kalidas





കാളിദാസൻ Hindu Sanskrit poet









迦梨陀娑 fl. end of 4th cent


Shakuntala and other writingsKālidāsa's Kumārasaṃbhava, cantos I-VIII, completeThe origin of the young god : Kālidāsa's KumārasaṃbhavaThe birth of KumāraThe recognition of ShakúntalaThe Megha-dūtaMālavikā and AgnimitraHow Úrvashi was won