Namrata Chaturvedi

Sakuntalā and/in Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Namrata Chaturvedi | December 10, 2019

Devkota’s Shākuntal is far from being a simple translation or even an adaptation. It is, to use the words of P. Lal, a ‘transcreation’. Reading Devkota’s Shākuntal gives the sense of a sustained dialogue between two Māhakāvis of two distinct, but related, cultural and poetic traditions.