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Kalidasa’s Meghaduta & Messenger Poems with Lidia Wojtczak

Sanskrit scholar and SOAS, University of London faculty, Dr Lidia Wojtczak takes us through the classic poem Meghaduta by Kalidasa & 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.

Watch our film on Kalidasa’s Meghaduta & Messenger Poems here.

Here’s the recording of the LIVE session that took place on 4th August 2021.