- Hardcover: 385 pages
- Publisher: Clay Sanskrit; Bilingual edition (November 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081471661X
- ISBN-13: 978-0814716618
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.7 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,953,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This play is a true classic, and rivals 'The Prince' in content and sophistication. It is set just after Alexander's invasion of India (about 325 B.C.) and concerns the interplay between the chief advisor of the previous dynasty (Rakshasa) and his replacement in the new court. It brings a maturity and an insight to the stage in a manner just a bit different than normally seen on our stages.
This book presents a new translation with the original Sanskrit on the left hand side and the translation by the late Michael Coulson on the right hand side.