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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 writings, that his mind was amazingly modern, humane and sensitive, especially for the seventh-century India in which he lived. Bana had a healthy irreverence towards many of the established orthodoxies of his ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Penguin Books India
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Anurag
Nov 24, 2015 Anurag rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
सातवीं शताबदी के पूरवारदध में लिखा गया यह उपनयास सही मायनों में विशव का पहला उपनयास कहा जा सकता है । ऐसा इसलिए कयोंकि इसमें उपनयास में पाये जाने वाले विविध लकषण देखे जा सकते हैं । उदाहरण के लिए किसी उप-कहानी का अचछे से वरणन और उतने ही अचछे से उसे विकसित करने के लिए समय देना । साथ ही साथ संवादों की उपसथिति और पातरों की मनःसथति का विसतार से वरणन, लघु से लघु सूचना का बारीकी से विशलेषण, और कावयातमक पदद का जगह जगह परयोग, ऐसी ही कुछ साहितयिक विधाएं हैं जो कि इससे पहले किसी रचनाकार ने परयोग नहीं किये थ ...more
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Feb 18, 2011 PTS Books Club rated it it was amazing
If you are interested in Indian Classics, this is one of the finest work of ancient Indian authors, naturally in Sanskrit, a historical Indo-Aryan language and the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Baṇabhaṭṭa, also known as Baṇa, was a Sanskrit scholar of 7th century India. He was the "Asthana Kavi" --"Court Poet"-- in the court of King Harshavardhana, who reigned in the years c. 606-647 CE in north India. Bāna's works include a biography of Harsha, "Harsha Charita", and "Kāda
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Apr 14, 2016 Phanindra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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సంసకృత తెలుగు కావయాలను మూలంలో చదవేటంతటి తీరికా సామరథయం లేని నాబోటి వారి కోసమే అననటటు "జయంతి పబలికేషనస" వారు సరళ వచనానువాదంలో కొనని కావయాలను అందిసతుననారు. సంసకృత కవి బాణభటటుని పరసిదధ కావయం "కాదంబరి" కి "రెంటాల గోపాలకృషణ" గారి వచానానువాదం చాలా చకకగా అమరింది. అనువాదంలో చదివితేనే ఇంత అందంగా అనిపిసతే ఇంక మూలంలో చదివితే ఎంత గొపపగా ఉంటుందో, మూలాననీ చదవాలి అనిపించేలా వారి రచన సాగింది. వారి ఉపకారానికి కృతజఞతలు!

"కాదంబరి" కథ చాలా ఆసకతికరమైనది, ఎకకడా విసుగు పుటటించకుండా తరవాత ఏమవుతుందా అని పాఠకుని చదివింపజే
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Shelves: period-drama
Boy, were everybody DRAMATIC. I had to skip a few scenes because they just went on and on, PLS STAHP. But this was common for the style of that time, as Bhanabhatta is among those literati who wrote in prose rather than poetry, which was much more fashionable. Many sentences read like poetry.

As a romance/ adventure novel, it serves adequately. I loved the story within a story style, it was intricate but the writer is so skillful that you were never lost. All his characters are unique and recogn
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