Malatimadhava, aka: Mālatīmādhava, Malati-madhava, Mālatimādhava; 2 Definition(s)


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Kavya (poetry)

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Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव) is a literary work written by Bhavabhūti.—The Mālatīmādhava is a Prakaraṇa type of rūpaka in ten acts. The subjectmatter of this Prakaraṇa is the love-story of Mālatī, the daughter of Bhūrivasu, a minister of Padmāvatī and Mādhava a young man studying in the city and son of Devarāta, minister of the king of Vidarbha. With this main love story, the love story of Makaranda and Madayantikā is also skillfully portrayed.

Mālatī and Mādhava meet and fall in love, but the king has determined that Mālatī will marry his favourite, whom she detaste. The plan has been made vain by Makaranda, who personates Mālatī to go through wedding ceremony with the bridegroom. Two Buddhist nuns help in uniting the hero and heroine. Here the predominant sentiment is Śṛṅgāra or Erotic. 

Source: Shodhganga: Mālatīmādhava of Bhavabhūti
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Mālatimādhava (मालतिमाधव) or Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव).—Name of a celebrated drama by Bhavabhūti.

Derivable forms: mālatimādhavam (मालतिमाधवम्), mālatīmādhavam (मालतीमाधवम्).

Mālatimādhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mālati and mādhava (माधव).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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