The Need of A Historical Rereading of Urubhanga

Keerthana Santhosh


Sanskrit drama is often considered as the native Indian drama. Indian elements clearly influenced and shaped this. It often attracted the imagination of almost all including the Westerners. Generally, Euro-centrism rules the world. It is considered often that, what is west is good. But regarding Sanskrit literature, particularly dramas, the picture has been changed. Even western scholars admired the beauty and strength of Sanskrit dramas. Kalidasa and others received worldwide reputation through dramas like Abhinjana Sakunathalam, Malavikagnimithram etc. But certain scholars are always sidelined. This study aims to grab the attention of scholars to one such genius who suffered literary history – Bhasa and one of his master pieces – Urubhanga.

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