About the Poet of Abhigyan Shakuntalam
The great poet Kalidasa was born between the 4th and 6th century AD. He was the court poet of the Gupta Emperor Chandragupta II (375 AD-415 AD). Kalidasa has been mentioned as one of the jewels of the Navratna of Vikramaditya's court.
Works of the great poet Kalidasa
- Malavikagnimitram (Sanskrit play)
- Vikramōrvaśīyam (Sanskrit play)
- Meghdutam (lyrical poem)
- Kumārasambhava (epic)
- Raghuvansham (epic)
- Ritusamhara (lyrical poem)
Who wrote Abhigyan Shakuntalam?
The famous Sanskrit playwright and poet, Mahakabi Kalidasa, wrote Abhigyan Shakuntalam about 2,500 years ago. King Dushyant and Shakuntala's love affair is the theme of the play. Kalidasa is one of the most gifted poets of Sanskrit literature. He was the court poet of Emperor Vikramaditya of Chandragupta II.