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 (kä′lē-dä′sə) ad 375?-415?
Indian dramatist and lyric poet. His poetry represents the height of the kavya style, as exemplified by his epic poem Raghuvamsha and his lyric poem Meghaduta.
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(Biography) ?5th century ad, Indian dramatist and poet, noted for his romantic verse drama Sakuntala
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(ˌkɑ lɪˈdɑ sə)

fl. 5th century A.D., Indian playwright and poet.
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Kalidasa compares these two mountains to the bosoms of Earth." Bhat, Brhat Samhita, 173.
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In Kalidasa's Abhijnanasakuntalaf for example, it is kutuhala that prompts the king Dusyanta to ask for a more complete account of how Sakuntala was abandoned at birth by her true father Vis'vamitra (Sakuntala ad 1.21).
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The great poet of classical Sanskrit, Kalidasa, used part of the Siva epic in Kumarasambhava ("Birth of the War God"), written in the style known as mahakavya ("great poem"; a form akin to the epyllion, or "miniature epic").