“Bhasa (3rd century AD) Sanskrit dramatist. Bhasa’s works show great skill in narrative, exquisite poetry, the depiction of human sentiment, and excellent stagecraft. Svapna-Vasvadatta (The Dream of Vasavadatta) is the most popular of the thirteen Bhasa plays ndiscovered in 1912 by Pandit Garapati Sastri.”

Excerpted from: Murphy, Bruce, ed. Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.

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