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List of Drama written during Gupta Period and their Writers

04-JAN-2018 11:41
    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

    Drama

    Dramatist

    Subject of Drama

    Malvikagnamitram

    Kalidas

    Based on the love story of Agnimitra and Malvika.

    Vikramorshiyam

    Kalidas

    Based on the fable of Emperor Pururwa and Urvashi Apsara.

    Abhigyanshakuntalam

    Kalidas

    Based on the story of Dushyant and Shakuntala.

    Mudraraksha

    Visakhadatta

    Ceremonial  description of Chandragupta Maurya’s crowning

    Devichandragupt

    Visakhadatta

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

    Mrikshamkatikam

    Shudrak

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

    Swapanwasvadattam

    Bhas

    Based on the love story of Maharaj Udyan and Vasavadatta

    Pratiyogyogandharyankam

    Bhas

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

    Charudattam

    Bhas

    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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