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Bana is among the three most important prose writers in classical Sanskrit, all of whom lived in the late sixth and early seventh centuries AD. It is clear, from his. Kadambari, the romantic novel in Sanskrit, is originally known to have been written by Banabhatta. He passed away before completing the text, and the book . Title: Banabhatta’s Kadambari (Novel in HINDI); Author: Banabhatta; Binding: Hardcover; Publisher: Radhakrishna Prakashan.

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In India, where change works but slowly, the description of the court and city life, where all the subjects show by outward tokens their sympathy with the joys and sorrows of their ruler, as in a Greek choius, is vivid in its fidelity. As the women gazed on him with eyes fixed and widened in curiosity, the form of Candrapida entered into their hearts as though they were mirrors or water or crystal ; and as the glow of love manifested itself there, their graceful speech became straightway mirthful, con- fidential, confused, envious, scornful, derisive, coquettish, loving, or full of longing.

Such was this king. Peterson, ‘ Kadambari,’ p. Mahashvet and Pundarika fell in love at first sight, fell in love so much that when Mahashvette had to return to his palace, Pundarika died, unable to endure even a brief separation from her. The time, then, for advice is now past.

He was followed by a scanty retinue, as befitted so late a visit, and had the thick darkness of the courtyard dispelled by the brightness of the lamps of the women who went before him, though their steady flame ilickered in the wind. Many sentences read like poetry. It forms part of an introduction to the Kamandakiya-Niti- Castra, and occurs without any hint of its being a quotation from another work.

Banabhatta’s Kadambari (Novel in HINDI) by Banabhatta

King Shudraka is curious and summons the Chandala girl. Now all the blessings of thy parents have been fulfilled. The hall of audience was astir on all sides with the sound of the anklets of the cowrie bearers as they disappeared in all directions, bearing banabhwtta cowries on their shoulders, their gems tinkling at every step, broken by the cry of the kalahamsas, eager to drink the lotus honey ; 30 with the pleasant music of the jewelled girdles and wreaths of the dancing-girls coming to pay their respects as they struck their breast and sides ; with the cries of the kalahamsas of the palace lake, which, cliarmod by the sound of the anklets, whitened the broad steps of the hall of audience ; with the voices of the kadambaro cranes, eager for the sound of the girdles, screaming more and more with a prolonged outcry, like the scratching banabhatat bell-metal ; banabhatga the heavy tramp on the floor of the hall of audience struck by the feet of a hundred neighbouring chiefs suddenly departing, which seemed to shake the earth like a iadambari ; with the cry of ‘ Look!


Love -distraught, tie up thy hair! Where thy conquest of the senses? And many other royal sages, having conciliated ascetics, have enjoyed the happiness of tasting the ambrosia of the kadambbari of a son. Let the cause of thy woe, fair queen, be told. In his youth he travelled much, and for a time ‘ came into reproach,’ by reason of his unsettled life ; but the experience gained in foreign lands turned his thoughts homewards, and he returned to his kin, and lived a life of quiet study in their midst.

She clings to the form of Narayaiia as if to learn constant change of form. Naresh rated it it was ok Dec 23, The time period in which he lived is the one where Vedic ideals on division of labor were lost and twisted into the power-greedy caste horror it banabhagta today.

One day many hunters overrun the forest and kill an enormous number of animals. Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference. Kadambai will certainly recall, as it were, the vision of a dream when I tell the whole story of his former birth.

She saw a young Brahmin wandering about who made fervent advances of love towards her. His father was dragged from his hollow and murdered. Jloaven, WMiing earth trodd ;n hy him, no longcsr taken pride in being dwelt in by the Severn KiHliin. Remove thy moon-digit ornament! Now, therefore, when thou hast come forth and shown thyself to all the mothers longing to see thee, and hast saluted those who deserve thy honour, do thou lay aside thy early discipline, and experience at thy will the pleasures of the court and the delights of fresh youth.


Full text of “The Kadambari of Bana”

The eating-places of the sages were protected from pollution by aslies cast round tliem. Yea, blessed are those subjects who have thee for their protector, one like unto Bharata and Bhagiratha. The standard editions of the original Sanskrit text are banabhatha Peterson [2] and Kane.

From what tree is this garland woven? Spenaer’s stanzas on Mutability.

Now kkadambari has been told: Where is his former penance, and where his present state? The indistinct speech of parrots, as well as the change in elephants’ tongues, arose from a curse of Agni.

She wears it around her neck. I have even forgotten how, when my mother died, my father restrained his bitter grief, and from the day of my birth, old as he was, reckoned lightly in his deep love the great toil of bringing me up with every care. Ill hatred of pleasure, thine aversion to vain delights, thy passion for penance, thy distaste for enjoyments, thy rule over theimpulses of youth?

Enough of this weeping beyond measure! Yet the glorious might of the elements is wont to be beyond our resistance! Chandrapeeda is brought back to life by Kadambari’s touch.

“Kadambari” of the Banabhatta in brief summary

The duty of friendship I undertook has not been performed. And then, as soon as she pronounced the ganabhatta, the young man dies.

Young people begin to