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King Dushyanta proposing marriage with a ring to Shakuntala. Chromolithograph by R. Varma.

Ravi Varma, 1848-1906.

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Sakuntalā was the daughter of the yogi Viswāmitra and Menakā. After her birth she was abandonned in the forest nourished by birds until the sage Kanwa found her. Kanwa brought her up as his own daughter in a hermitage in the forest. King Dushyanta fell in love with Sakuntalā while she lived in the forest and induced her to contract with him a Gandharva marriage, that is a simple declaration of mutual acceptance. As Dushyanta was leaving he gave Sakuntalā a ring as a pledge of his love

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[Bombay] (Ghatkopar, Bombay : Ravi Udaya F.A.L. Press)

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1 print : oleograph

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Dushyanta-Shakuntala. Copyright no. 503. ; Ravi Varma.

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King Dushyanta proposing marriage with a ring to Shakuntala. Chromolithograph by R. Varma. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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