Human values in the Abhijňanaśakuntalam of kālidāsa: a study
Dr. Ranjan Borthakur
Values are the basis of human being. As human being man should have to maintain peace, tolerance, respect, equality, selflessness, sincerity, ethical actions etc. which makes the human being different from other animals. Kalidasa, the prince in Sanskrit literature, occupies a unique position both as a great poet and dramatist. Among his seven well-known creations, the Abhijňanaśakuntalam is regarded as an unique creation by the poet and playwright. It has been observed that the Abhijňanaśakuntalam of Kālidāsa is based on equality, morality, intolerance and so on. Hence, it may be an interesting topic to examine the different aspects of human values as revealed in the world famous play by Kalidasa and find out these relevance, if any, for maintain an ethical world in the present era.