Svapnavasavadattam or Dream-Reality of Vasavatta
- Kireet Joshi (General Editor)
- Paper Back
- Auroville Press Publishers, Auroville
"Svapnavāsavadattam" of bhāsa is an outstanding play in Sanskrit literature; its technical qualities are of the highest order and are easily recognised; these qualities owe a great deal to the substance itself brings out some of the finest qualities that Indian culture has constantly nourished among many women of India.
That love can be so heroic, as is depicted in Kathāsaritsāgar, from where Bhāsa has drawn the substance of his play, brings out the characteristic endeavour of Indian culture to pour strength and self-sacrifice in the joy and adventure of life. And what a sense of harmony we find sprayed in the colourful threads of the story!