Nepali Shakuntala – Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota
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Nepali Shakuntala – Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota | He wrote Shakuntala, his first epic poem and also the first “Mahakavya” (epic poem) written in the Nepali language, in a mere three months. Published in 1945, Shakuntala is a voluminous work in 24 cantos based on?K?lid?sa’s famous Sanskrit play?Abhij??na??kuntalam. Shakuntala demonstrates Devkota’s mastery of Sanskrit meter and diction which he incorporated heavily while working primarily in?Nepali. According to the late scholar and translator of Devkota,?David Rubin, Shakuntala is among his greatest accomplishments.
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