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Works: 788 works in 3,177 publications in 46 languages and 16,517 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Poetry  Songs  Musical settings  Romance fiction  Filmed performances  Fiction  Comics (Graphic works)  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Dubious author, Creator, Other, Attributed name, Honoree, Translator, Composer
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 )

287 editions published between 1813 and 2017 in 23 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse rendering of a Sanskrit classical play, with notes
The recognition of Shakúntala by Kālidāsa( Book )

372 editions published between 1789 and 2020 in 30 languages and held by 1,477 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
Sacontalá, or, The fatal ring : an Indian drama by Kālidāsa( )

68 editions published between 1789 and 2018 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mālavikā and Agnimitra by Kālidāsa( Book )

155 editions published between 1840 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 694 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
Shakuntala and other writings by Kālidāsa( Book )

11 editions published between 1912 and 1959 in English and Hungarian and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations of Shakuntala and other works by Kālidāsa( )

23 editions published between 1910 and 2021 in English and held by 526 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
The dynasty of Raghu by Kālidāsa( Book )

137 editions published between 1845 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended narrative poem on the life and activities of Raghu, Hindu mythological king of the Solar dynasty and his successors
The birth of Kumāra by Kālidāsa( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 255 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 birth of the war-god : a poem by Kālidāsa( Book )

60 editions published between 1838 and 2002 in 13 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Kumārasambhavaṃ by Kālidāsa, epic on the birth of Kārttikeya, Hindu deity
Kalidasa translations of Shakuntala, and other works by Kālidāsa( Book )

9 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Úrvashi was won by Kālidāsa( Book )

5 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 162 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
Meghadūta of Kālidāsa by Kālidāsa( Book )

46 editions published between 1874 and 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyric poetry; Critical edition with Sanskrit commentaries and English translation
The recognition of Śakuntal-a : a play in seven acts ; Śakuntal-a in the Mah-abh-arata by Kālidāsa( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 123 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
The complete works of Kālidāsa : the text in Sanskrit and Prakrit by Kālidāsa( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in Sanskrit and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kālidāsa's Abhijñāna-Śakuntala by Kālidāsa( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the story of Shakuntala told in the epic Mahabharata
Sha kun da luo by Kālidāsa( Book )

27 editions published between 1860 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Sanskrit play
Sakuntala, or, The fatal ring : a drama ; to which is added Meghaduta, or, The cloud messenger ; The Bhagavad-gita, or, Sacred song by Kālidāsa( Book )

12 editions published between 1892 and 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raghuvansa : Kálidásæ carmen sanskrite et latine by Kālidāsa( Book )

12 editions published between 1832 and 1838 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve songs : for soprano and piano, op. 27 by Alexander von Zemlinsky( )

2 editions published in 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The birth of Kumāra
The recognition of ShakúntalaMālavikā and AgnimitraShakuntala and other writingsThe birth of KumāraThe birth of the war-god : a poemHow Úrvashi was wonMeghadūta of KālidāsaThe recognition of Śakuntal-a : a play in seven acts ; Śakuntal-a in the Mah-abh-arataSha kun da luo
Alternative Names

Cālidās, fl. end of 4th cent.


Calidasa 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge

Cálidása, fl. end of 4th cent.

Dāsa, Kāli, fl. end of 4th cent.




Jialituosuo, fl. end of 4th cent.




Kāli Dāsa, fl. end of 4th cent.



Kalidas 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge

Kālidās, fl. end of 4th cent.


Kalidasa Classical Sanskrit poet and playwright

Kalidasa escriptor i poeta en sànscrit antic

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



Kalidassa 03..-04.. poète et dramaturge


Kálidásza ókori indiai, szanszkrit költő



Kāḷitācar, fl. end of 4th cent.

Kāḷitācariṉ, fl. end of 4th cent.

Mahakavi Kalidas

Makākavi Kāḷitācan̲







Калидаса индийский поэт



קאלידאסא אינדישער דיכטער



كالى داس

كالي داس


کالى داس

کالی داس


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


ਕਾਲੀਦਾਸ ਸ਼ਾਸਤਰੀ ਸੰਸਕ੍ਰਿਤ ਕਵੀ ਅਤੇ ਨਾਟਕਕਾਰ

કાલિદાસ સંસ્કૃત ભાષાના કવિ

କାଳିଦାସ ଲେଖକ




കാളിദാസൻ പുരാതന കവികളിൽ അഗ്രഗണ്യനാണ്‌ ഭാരതീയനായ കാളിദാസൻ.











迦梨陀娑, fl. end of 4th cent.