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One of the earliest known Sanskrit plays is the Mrichakatika thought to have been composed by hudraka in the 2nd century BC. The Natya Shastra ca. 2nd century AD literally Scripture of Dance though it sometimes translated as Science of Theatre is a keystone work in Sanskrit literature on the subject of stagecraft. Bhasa and K lid sa are major early authors of the first centuries AD K lid sa qualifying easily as the greatest poet and playwright in Sanskrit He deals primarily with famous Hindu legends and themes three famous plays by K lid sa are Vikram rva yam Vikrama and Urvashi M lavik gnimitram Malavika and Agnimitra and the play that he is most known for Abhij na kuntalam The Recognition of Shakuntala .

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