Thursday, 27 May 2021

13 GREAT WORKS OF BHASA

Bhasa and his works:

Bhasa could have lived in the 2nd Century B.C. i.e. before Kalidasa as he was referred to by him in his Malavikagnimitram. The thirteen plays ascribed to Bhasa are the following:

a) Dramas based on Mahabharatam are: 

i) कर्णभारम् Karnabharam (ii) मध्यमव्यायोगः Madhyamavyayoga (iii) पञ्चरात्रम् Pancaratram  (iv) दूतवाक्यम् Dutavakyam(v) दूतघटोत्कचः Dutagatotkaca(vi) ऊरुभङ्गम् (Urubhangam)

 

(b) Dramas based on Ramayanam

(vii) प्रतिमानाटकम् Pratimanatakam  (viii) अभिषेकनाटकम् Abhishekanatakam

(c) Dramas based on Bhagavatam(ix) बालचरितम् Balacaritam

d) Dramas based on fables: (x) अविमारकम् Avimaraka (xi) प्रतिज्ञायौगन्धरायणम् Pratijnayaugandharayanam

(xii) स्वप्नवासवदत्तम् Swapnavasavadattam (xiii) चारुदत्तम् Carudattam. 

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