Śūdraka

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Śūdraka was an Indian King. Three Sanskrit plays are ascribed to him - Mricchakatika (The Little Clay Cart), Vinavasavadatta, and a bhana (short one-act monologue), Padmaprabhritaka.[1] He has been identified as Abhira King Indranigupta, who used the pen name Sudraka.[2]

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  1. ^ Bhattacharji, Sukumari History of Classical Sanskrit Literature, Sangam Books, London, 1993, ISBN 0-86311-242-0, p.93
  2. ^ Indian Kāvya literature, Part 1 By A. K. Warder, Page no.4

References[edit]

  • Ryder, Arthur William. Translator. The Little Clay Cart (Mrcchakatika): A Hindu Drama attributed to King Shudraka, Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press, 1905.
  • Banerjee, Biswanath. Shudraka - Makers of Indian Literature, Paperback, Sahitya Academy, India, 1999, 110pp, ISBN 81-260-0697-8

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