Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series
“Kalidasa’s Shakuntala in World Literature Today” Vinay Dharwadker (Professor, Comparative Literature and Folklore, UW-Madison)
Thursday, February 1, 2018
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
206 Ingraham Hall
Among other features of Shakuntala, my critical discussion will highlight those that still make it the first complete, free-standing love story worldwide, the earliest representative of autonomous Indian, Asian, and non-European innovation for the stage, and a global paradigm of romantic comedy and cosmic drama. Our spring semester welcome lunch will begin at 11:45AM and Professor Dharwadker will speak at 12:15PM.