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Kalidasa’s Meghaduta & Messenger Poems

Kalidasa's Meghduta is a love poem that defined a genre and inspired several versions across faiths and languages. Join Sanskrit scholar and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London faculty, Dr Lidia Wojtczak, for a nuanced reading of the themes in this classic and how it inspired the genre that came to be ‘messenger’ poems for centuries after.

Kalidasa’s Meghduta is a love poem that defined a genre and inspired several versions across faiths and languages. Join Sanskrit scholar and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London faculty, Dr Lidia Wojtczak, for a nuanced reading of the themes in this classic and how it inspired the genre that came to be ‘messenger’ poems for centuries after.

Here’s our of the film on Kalidasa’s Meghaduta & Messenger Poems.

Do note that you can also join us for a live discussion with Dr Lidia Wojtczak. Head to the ‘Join Us’ section for details.