Definitions for kálidásaˌkɑ lɪˈdɑ sə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ka•li•da•saˌkɑ lɪˈdɑ sə(n.)

  1. fl. 5th century a .d ., Indian playwright and poet.

    Category: Biography


  1. Kālidāsa

    Kālidāsa was a renowned Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His floruit cannot be dated with precision, but most likely falls within the 5th century CE. His plays and poetry are primarily based on the Hindu Puranas and Hindu philosophy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kálidása

    a great Indian dramatist and poet, probably of the 6th century A.D.; was author of "The Lost Ring" and "The Hero and the Nymph," translated by Sir William Jones, much praised by Goethe and Max Müller.


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