Who is the author of Meghdoot?

Who is the author of Meghdoot?
(1) Shundraka
(2) Vishakhadatta
(3) Kalidasa 
(4) Chanakya
Answer: (3) Kalidasa 

Explanation: Meghdoot (in a real sense "cloud courier") is a verse sonnet composed by Kalidasa, viewed as one of the best Sanskrit writers. A sonnet of 111 refrains, it is one of Kalidasa's most popular works.

Important points about Kalidasa:
  • Kalidasa is known as 'Sovereign of Indian Poets' (Prince of Indian Poets) and 'Indian Shakespeare'. 
  • Kalidasa lived during the rule of Gupta King Chandragupta II ( Chandragupta Vikramaditya). He was one among the Nine Jewels or Navaratnas in the court of Chandragupta II. 
  • The three Sanskrit Plays of Kalidasa are: Vikramorvasiyam, Malavikagnimitram and Abhijnanashakuntalam. 
  • The two epic sonnets of Kalidasa are: Raghuvamsa and Kumarasambhava. 
  • The Khandakavyas (minor sonnets) of Kalidasa are: Ritusamhara and Meghadoot. 
  • The main Indian dramatization at any point to be converted into a western language was Abhijnanashakuntalam. The interpretation was finished by Sir William Jones. 
  • The principal wonderful work of Kalidasa is Ritusamhara. 
  • Meghadoot was meant English by Horace Hayman Wilson. It is accepted that Kalidasa composed this work sitting on the banks of River Kshipra.. 
  • The engravings where Kalidasa was referenced are: Aihole Inscription and Hanamkonda Inscription. 
  • The Work of Kalidasa wherein Kerala was referenced is Raghuvamsa.

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