The Ritusamharam, literally 'A Garland of Seasons', by Kalidasa, the matchless magician with words, unfolds a panorama of the six glorious seasons of India, in murals painted with rainbow colours. The poem is rich in erotic images of the humans responding to changes in climate, the extreme heat of summer, the torrential rains, the languid ripening of autumn, the intimacies of winter and of the revival of life during the spring.
Containing descriptions of fashion, drink, amorous indulgences, and vibrant surroundings, Ritusamharam is replete with stunning visuals that have inspired hundreds of paintings and dance dramas through the ages.
Rajendra Tandon, born in 1934, is a Master of Arts in English literature. He has studied Sanskrit, Urdu, Mathematics, Physics and Law. He takes a keen interest in Indian history, Indian miniature painting, astronomy, fine arts, Indian classical music, gardening, and homoeopathy.
obtained his bachelor’s degree in law, and went on to study his masters in English literature. A former member of the Indian Revenue Service, he has studied Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, mathematics, physics and law. Rajendra Tandon has published translations of Bhartrihari’s Niti Shatakam, Shringar Shatakam and Vairagya Shatakam. He is deeply interested in Indian history, Indian miniature painting, astronomy, the fine arts, Indian and Western classical music and gardening. He currently lives in Mumbai.
|Title:||Kalidasa Ritusamharam: The Garland Of Seasons|
|Publisher:||Rupa & Co.,|
|Number of Pages:||171|
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