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Preface to the Eleventh Edition:

The revised edition of 1966 was almost sold in short time and I am called upon to publish the present eleventh edition of Vikramorvasiyam edited by late Shri M. R. Kale, B.A. This drama is often prescribed as a text for Inter Arts Sanskrit examination. The appreciation which the book meets of professors and students alike, renders it unnecessary to have any more preface; but a note is quite necessary. In 1966 edition, note sections, references to pages of text were incorrect. This mistake is corrected. I have added at the end appendices which will be useful for references and especially the University Questions will be helpful for students to know what is expected from them and a guide for refreshing their knowledge just before examination.

I must thank the proprietors of M/s. Motilal Banarsidass, who brought out the publication of this edition in a short period of two months. With the earnest hope that the additions made in present edition, may assist in accomplishing the purpose for which they are intended. I wish the students do make best use of them and achieve grand success.

V. M. Kale,
June 1967.

 

CONTENTS

 

Preface to the Eleventh Edition v
Introduction 1
Abbreviations 39
Dramatis Personae 40
Introduction (in Sanskrit) 41
TEXT AND TRANSLATION  
The Vikramorvasiyam  
Act I 46
Act II 82
Act III 136
Act IV 178
Act V 218
Appendix : Act IV 258
Notes 281
Appendices  
I. The Sources of the Plot 381
II. The Metres used in the Play, their Definitions and Schemes 389
III. The Subhashitas occurring in the Play 392
Sloka Index (in Sanskrit) 394
 

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Preface to the Eleventh Edition:

The revised edition of 1966 was almost sold in short time and I am called upon to publish the present eleventh edition of Vikramorvasiyam edited by late Shri M. R. Kale, B.A. This drama is often prescribed as a text for Inter Arts Sanskrit examination. The appreciation which the book meets of professors and students alike, renders it unnecessary to have any more preface; but a note is quite necessary. In 1966 edition, note sections, references to pages of text were incorrect. This mistake is corrected. I have added at the end appendices which will be useful for references and especially the University Questions will be helpful for students to know what is expected from them and a guide for refreshing their knowledge just before examination.

I must thank the proprietors of M/s. Motilal Banarsidass, who brought out the publication of this edition in a short period of two months. With the earnest hope that the additions made in present edition, may assist in accomplishing the purpose for which they are intended. I wish the students do make best use of them and achieve grand success.

V. M. Kale,
June 1967.

 

CONTENTS

 

Preface to the Eleventh Edition v
Introduction 1
Abbreviations 39
Dramatis Personae 40
Introduction (in Sanskrit) 41
TEXT AND TRANSLATION  
The Vikramorvasiyam  
Act I 46
Act II 82
Act III 136
Act IV 178
Act V 218
Appendix : Act IV 258
Notes 281
Appendices  
I. The Sources of the Plot 381
II. The Metres used in the Play, their Definitions and Schemes 389
III. The Subhashitas occurring in the Play 392
Sloka Index (in Sanskrit) 394
 

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