A.N.D. Haksar and Bibek Debroy in conversation with Alka Pande

 

Kalidasa is widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His epic poetry includes ‘Raghuvaṃśa’ and ‘Kumārasambhavam’ while the unique genre of his vastly popular ‘Meghadūta’, which tells the story of a Yaksha conveying a message to his lover through a cloud, is set in the lyrical mandakranta meter. Two eminent scholars and translators A.N.D Haksar and Bibek Debroy examine the poetry of Kalidasa and its influence and impact across the centuries with Alka Pande.