Category Archives: Romance

The Epic Post – Shakuntala

Kalipada Ghoshal retains the bark in his painting of Shakuntala.  Though I am not entirely sure about Dushyanta’s attire.

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The Epic Post – Shakuntala

How would an ancient Indian heroine dress? Kalidasa writing Abhijnanasakuntalam in the 4th cent. AD gives Shakuntala, forest maiden turned queen, a dress of bark and later a dress of white loveliness when she goes to meet her lover, Dushyanta.

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Shakuntala in Painting and Film

A few posts on the attire of the heroine of the romantic epic, Abhijnanasakuntalam (The Recognition of Shakuntala).

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Since I started this blog, I have come across an astonishingly large number of “British Raj” romances. A few of these deal with “inter-racial” romances which were generally taboo subject matter. One of these is Lilamani. Apart from it being an … Continue reading

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