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List of Drama written during Gupta Period and their Writers

Jan 4, 2018 11:41 IST
    List of Drama written during Gupta Period and their Writers

    There was a tremendous progress in religion, arts, literature, science and knowledge during the Gupta period. Therefore, many scholars and historian have considered the Gupta period as a period of the golden age. Most of the Gupta rulers encouraged literature not only in Sanskrit language but also the colossal development of other worldly literature in the form of poetry, drama and plays. Here, we are giving the list of Drama written during the Gupta Period and their Writers that will increase the general knowledge of the readers.

    List of Drama written during Gupta Period and their Writers



    Subject of Drama



    Based on the love story of Agnimitra and Malvika.



    Based on the fable of Emperor Pururwa and Urvashi Apsara.



    Based on the story of Dushyant and Shakuntala.



    Ceremonial  description of Chandragupta Maurya’s crowning



    Based on the Chandragupta Chandragupta’s marriage of Dharm-Swaminar and the execution of Shakaraj.



    Description of hero Charudatta, heroine Vasant Sena, Raja, Brahmin, gambler, businessman, prostitute, thief, Dhurtdas.



    Based on the love story of Maharaj Udyan and Vasavadatta



    Description of how  Maharaj Udyan fleeing Vasavadatta from Ujjayini with the help of Yogandharayan



    The hero Charudatta of this drama is basically the imagination of Bhasa.

    Gupta Period is extremely important for the development of the Sanskrit-language and literature. It was the main language of the aristocracy. It started dealing in currencies and records. In Sanskrit there is the composition of religious texts, dramas and versatile. Many literatures like Purana, epic stories and the last compilation of Mahabharata and Ramayana were written in this period. Above list, we have described the names of drama, the subjectivity of drama and dramatists, which will be helpful in raising the general knowledge of the readers.

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