Varanasi and Kalidasa

“Sangeeta, the blind singer in the unending lanes of Dalmandi, meets four other women.  Noor Bibi of Satara, a symbol of stability, Premchand’s Nirmala, Sindhu, from the pages of Abhisarika, eternally yearning for her lover. In their unique bonding, the women consolidate power and define their identity in a man’s world. Then there is Shakuntala, inspired from the poetry of Kalidasa who resides in a small hut of Kerala’s jungle and it is here that Shakuntala meets her lover, they unite in a Gandharva vivah. Isn’t it a unique story?”

 To be continued

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