Shakuntala:A Play on the Birth of Bharat

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This book is an English translation of the Sanskrit classic Play Abhijnan Shakuntalam by the great poet and Playwright Mahakavi Kalidas written around 220 CE The play is about the strange fate of Shakuntala a simple beautiful ascetic lady King Dushyant meets her and falls in love with her They get married After some time king Dushyant returns to his capital assuring her that he would soon send for her However due to the curse by a wrathful sage Durvasa the king completely forgets about her Humiliated Shakuntala goes off into the forest to live by herself In due course she gives birth to a boy whom she names Bharat Fortuitously following certain turns of events Durvasa s curse is removed and the king remembers all about Shakuntala He tries to find her but of no avail One day he accidentally meets the young boy Bharat in the forest The family is thus united and happily returns to the capital Bharat grows up to become a great emperor The original name of India is Bhaarat after his name Rama worshipped by Hindus all over the world as an Incarnation of God was a descendent some 6000 7000 years ago of emperor Bharat

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Ashok Sinha has authored 18 books in English and Hindi, including Translations, in poetry, fiction, and plays. Notable among these are: Hindi verse translation of the Bhagvad-Geeta and of Omar Khayyam's Rubai'ats; and English translation of a number of Indian classics. He has been nominated as the Poet of the Year (2007) by the 'International Society of Poets.' He is the Founder-President of a non-profit organization: General Education, Economics and Technology Associates International Corporation (GEETA, InC.), toward the development of networking of scientists, poets, writers, and economists, active in humanitarian contributions, consistent with its motto: "KNOWLEDGE, PROGRESS, HARMONY." Dr. Sinha, born in India and a physicist by profession, pursued a career with NASA and with INTELSAT in space research and satellite telecommunications technology, respectively. Presently retired, he lives in Michigan (USA) with his wife, spending time with grandchildren. He can be contacted at aksinha1722@yahoo.com and through his website: www.GeetaSinhaPhysicsEtAl.org .

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