Places mentioned in abhigyana-sukantalam and their locations
Dr. Sanghamitra Sinha and Dr. Malavika Sinha
The drama Abhigyana-Sukantalam is purely a romantic story and the story line allegorically deals with Indian concept Karma yoga and dutifulness. Among the three dramas of Kalidasa, the Abhigyana-sakuntalam is the most citied drama. This drama is the perfect assimilation of Indian culture and tradition. In spite of cultural diversities, this drama helps to Indian culture to reach the every corner of the world. Therefore, this drama has been selected to identify the historical places which are mentioned in this drama and identified those zones in recent context. This famous drama connects the vast geographical area and it starts from the foot hill zone of Himalaya (Malini river, Jim Corbett National Park in Uttrakhand), in west it extends up to Gujarat (Somtirtha or the Somnath temple of Gujarat) and in south it covers Tungabhadra riverine area of Humpi hill of Karnataka.