Bana is among the three most important prose writers in classical Sanskrit, all of whom lived in the late sixth and early seventh centuries AD. It is clear, from his. Kadambari, the romantic novel in Sanskrit, is originally known to have been written by Banabhatta. He passed away before completing the text, and the book . Title: Banabhatta’s Kadambari (Novel in HINDI); Author: Banabhatta; Binding: Hardcover; Publisher: Radhakrishna Prakashan.

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Rise, draw near, and receive a guest’s due welcome. Follow this row of yaks straight before us! XXIV for a generosity and unwearied helpfulness which all his pupils know, and which perhaps few but they could imagine.

Full text of “The Kadambari of Bana”

The words of a guru, though pure, yet cause great pain when they enter the ears of the bad, as water does ; while in others they produce a nobler beauty, like the ear- jewel on an elephant. I stood motionless, though a thrill made the down on my kadambrai like a kadamba flower ear-ring, as it rose from the joy of being touched by his hand, and from the parijata spray in my ear, which spoke sweetly to me of him.

After a short rest, he heard on the north bank of the lake a sweet sound of unearthly music, borne on the ear, and blent with the chords of the vlnfi. Then, as he started, the great chiefs thronged together as they rose, tearing their silk raiment with the leaf-work of their bracelets, as it fell from its place in the hurried movement. In speeches, be they lamenta- tions or exhortations, grief is not assuaged, nor advice ended, till the same thing has been uttered with every existing variety of synonym.

The royal office I was ’employed in has not been fulfilled. Eale’s’translation of ‘ St. Yea, blessed are those subjects who have thee for their protector, one like unto Bharata and Bhagiratha. I honoured Taralikfi for having seen him again, as one who had acquired great merit, or who had tasted the joys of heaven, or had been visited by a god, or had her highest boon granted, or had drunk nectar, or had been anointed queen of the three worlds.


The great task I had entered on has not been completed. An alternate tradition gives the son’s name as Pulindabhatta. This work can be plausibly claimed to be one of the first novels in the world; making due allowance for the ambiguities of such a classification.

On the surface it is pure romance, and it is hard to believe that he had any motive but the simple delight of self-expression and love for the children of his own imagination. Maiden full of guile, thou wilt live in sorrow with thy heart in causeless torment!

Banabhatta’s Kadambari (Novel in HINDI)

She leaps over a courteous man as a snake ; she avoids a hero as a thorn ; she forgets a giver as a nightmare; she keepn far from a temperate man as a villain ; hIio mocks at the wise as u fool ; she manifests her ways in the world uh if in a jugglery that unites contradictions.

The indistinct speech of parrots, as well as the change in elephants’ tongues, arose from a curse of Agni. Naughty one, lift up the ear-llower waving on thy cheek! Soumya Naskar rated it it was ok Feb 04, There was once a Brahman, Kuvera by name, sprung from the race of Vatsyayana, sung throughout the world for his kadambaro, a leader of the good: Look out in this direction!

Therefore, I now send lior to thoo, thinking her lit to be thy betel- bearor ; but she must not be looked on by thee, groat prince of kadxmbari days, as thine otlier attendants.

But when his wings are grown, and he can fly into the sky, he shall go where he likes. The novel in prose, left unfinished and finished, according to legend, the son of Bana — Bhushana. The portress, who was close by, hastened to him, and leaning on her arm, he went to the hall of audience, followed by the attendants worthy to enter the inner apartments, whose palms were like boughs, very hard from their firm grasp of their wands.


That the path of the ruru deer pink with withered leaves bedewed with blood that has been shed. It is nearly time to go homo.

Yet now mayest thou enjoy the consecration of thy youth to kinghood by thy father under happy auspices. Nature, too, when the whirlwind of passion arises, carries a man far in youth at its banabjatta will, like a dry leaf borne on the wind.

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“Kadambari” of the Banabhatta in brief summary

After their meal they return to the young birds which stay in the nest, and give them, from beaks pink as tiger’s claws reddened with the blood of slain deer, the juice of fruits and many a dainty morsel of rice-clusters, for by their kadambaei love to their children all their other likings are subdued ; 52 then they spend the night in this same tree with their young under their wings.

Homage had been paid to the deity by shining lotuses of the heavenly Ganges, that might be mistaken for crests of pearls, freshly-2 lucked and wet, with drops falling from the ends of their leaves, like fragments of the moon’s disc split and set upright, or like parts of Oiva’s own smile, or scraps of ‘esha’s hood, or brothers of Krishna’s conch, or the heart of the Milky Ocean. Tarashankar Bandopadhya Tarashankar Bandopadhya was one of the leading Bengali novelists who wrote 65 novels, story-books, 12 kadaambari, 4 essay-books, 4 autobiographies and 2 travel stories.