The Meghaduta of Kalidasa: Text with Sanskrit Commentary of Mallinatha, English Translation, Notes, Appendices and a Map
The Meghaduta is a small lyrical poem written uniformly in the Mandakranta metre and consisting of 121 stanzas. It is divided into two parts, known respectively as the Purvamegha and the Uttaramegha.
A certain Yaksha condemned to banishment for neglect of his duty by his master Kubera, the god of wealth, takes up his abode on Ramagiri in the Vindhya mountains. After spending there eight month