Kalidasa for the 21st Century Reader

ISBN: 978-93-82277-75-0


“Mani Rao gives us versions from what she tells us is Kalidasa’s least admired poem –  but, completely reinventing Sanskrit translation, she also gives us new eyes by which to think on it.” –Almost Island. Read excerpts from Rtusamharam on Almost Island‘s latest issue here.

“Adopting a variety of poetic techniques to translate his different works as each one employs a different meter, carries different emotions, belong to different genres etc. Mani Rao gives us nuanced tones in his voice that we’ve previously missed.” — Poetry at Sangam. Read excerpts from Meghadutam on Poetry at Sangam’s latest issue here

Interview in Kitaab, read here.

Interview in Pune Mirror, read here.

Interview in The Sanskrit Podcast on why Kalidasa matters, watch here.

Poet, translator and scholar based in India, writing in English.