Full name: Kādambarī
Year: 650 c.
Site of composition: Kannauj
Structure: 8 cantos called ucchvāsa-s
Name in local script: कादम्बरी
- The Kādambarī is a Sanskrit prose kāvya by Bāṇabhaṭṭa. After Subandhu’s Vāsavadattā, it is the next most important exemplar of the kathā (fable) genre. The text is composed in 8 cantos called ucchvāsa-s, with the firt part (Pūrvabhāga) attributed to Bāṇabhaṭṭa. Bhūṣaṇa/Pulinda, the son of Bāṇabhaṭṭa is said to have written the second part (Uttarabhāga) of the Kādambarī. There is a marked difference in the literary texture of the two sections.
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