Priyadarśikā

Work
ID: 108813
Full name: Priyadarśikā
Author: Harṣa
Year: 630 c.
Site of composition: Kannauj
Language: Prakrit, Sanskrit
Discipline: Kāvya, Nāṭya
Genre: Nāṭaka
Other genre: Nāṭikā
Structure: Acts
Length: 4 Acts

The Priyadarśikā is a short play (nāṭikā) in four acts by the poet Śrīharṣadeva. It describes the love affair between Vatsaraja (Udayana) and princess Priyadarśika. The plot derives from the tale of Udayana told in the Bṛhatkathā of Guṇāḍhya. The play closely resembles Harṣa’s other play – Ratnāvalī and also borrows much from Kālidāsa’s Mālavikāgnimitram.

Last update: 15.12.2020 - 00:40
Suggested citation: Keerthi N. "Priyadarśikā." Pandit. <panditproject.org/entity/108813/work>. Updated on December 15, 2020 12:40 am IST.
Contributors: Naresh Keerthi