Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]

(a) Swapnavasavadatta

(b) Malavikagnimitra

(c) Meghadoota

(d) Ratnavali


Answer: (b)

Explanation:

  • Malavikagnimitra is a Sanskrit play composed by Kalidasa during the 5th century CE.
  • The play revolves around the love story of King Agnimitra, who was the Emperor of the Shunga dynasty in Vidisha.
  • Agnimitra, the central character of Malavikagnimitra, was the son of Pushyamitra Shunga, the founder of the Sunga dynasty.
  • Kalidasa, the renowned dramatist, skillfully explored the theme of love in all its diverse expressions.
  • Svapnavasavadattam is a Sanskrit play consisting of six acts and was written by Bhasa.
  • Meghadoota is a Sanskrit poem authored by Kalidasa.
  • Ratnavali is a Sanskrit drama written by Harshvardhana, focusing on the story of Princess Ratnavali and King Udayana.

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

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