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By Vishakhadatta, Michael Coulson

The aristocrat who wrote this energetic political play eschewed sentimentality in want of life like characterization and forceful motion. it really is 316 BCE, 12 months after Chandra·gupta Maurya, aided by means of his refined minister Ch?nakya, has seized the dominion of M?gadha from the final king of the Nanda dynasty. R?kshasa, Nanda's incorruptible minister, flees out of the country and plots his vengeance, whereas Ch?nakya seeks to win him over to honor Chandra·gupta Maurya as his new king.

The aristocrat who wrote this lively political play eschewed sentimentality in want of life like characterization and forceful motion. it really is 316 BCE, 12 months after Chandra·gupta Maurya, aided via his sophisticated minister Chan?kya, has seized the dominion of M?gadha from the final king of the Nanda dynasty. R?kshasa, Nanda's incorruptible minister, flees overseas and plots his vengeance, whereas Chan?kya seeks to win him over to honor Chandra·gupta Maurya as his new king.

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Prak¯a´s¯ıAbhavantam apy enam artham pra´samayitum. kuta etat? ty’ a¯nan’Aeˆnd¯un ripuAyuvatiAdi´sa¯m . sam . tataih. ´sokaAdh¯umaih. k¯amam . tam . mohaAbhasma prak¯ırya dagdhv¯a sam . aArahit¯an NandaAvam . ´saApraroh¯an d¯ahy’Aaˆbh¯av¯an na khed¯aj jvalana iva vane ´sa¯myati krodhaAvahnih.. am ava´sam . avantah. pur¯a te pa´syantu tath” aˆiva sam . prati jan¯a Nandam may¯ a s’ a nvayam A ˆ . sim hen’ e va gaj’ A A´sikhar¯at e ndram adri ˆ ˆ . sim . h’Aa¯san¯at p¯atitam. ay¯a ´sastram . dh¯aray¯ami.

Prati yatnah.. katham iti? tam . asen’ aˆsm¯akam atyant’Aoˆ pak¯ari mitram . gh¯atitas tapasv¯ı Parvataka iti» sam . c¯arito jagati jan’Aaˆpav¯adah.. en’ aˆpav¯ahitah. ParvatakaAputro Malayaketuh.. ´sakyah. ham¯anah. praj˜nay¯a niv¯arayitum . , na punar asya nigrah¯at ParvatakaAvadh’Aoˆ tpannam aya´sah. um iti. 60 act i: kaut´ılya lays his plans That is why I strive to win you to our side, to persuade you to favor us by accepting office under Vr´ıshala. What merit has a timid, stupid man, however loyal?

C¯ara A vedino n¯an¯aAvya˜njan¯ah. idhayah.. yante ca Kusumapura A niv¯asin¯am . d¯am . am . prac¯araAgatayah.. tayah. a¯h.. ´satru A prayukt¯an¯am . a A rasa A d¯ayin¯am . pratividh¯anam . praty apram¯adinah. itaAbhaktayah. a¯h.. asti c’ aˆsm¯akam . Indu´sarm¯a n¯ama br¯a. ah.. sa c’ Au´ dan d . . yAa˙nge jyotih. A´sa¯stre ca param pr¯ a v¯ ı n yam upagatah. sa ca may¯a . akaAli˙ngaAdh¯ar¯ı NandaAvam . ´saAvadhaApratij˜n”Aaˆnantaram eva Kusumapuram upan¯ıya sarva A Nand’ A aˆm¯atyaih. saha sakhyam .

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