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Hinduism - What Is The Mrcchakatika?


Mrcchakatika ("The Tiny Clay Cart") is a short story about a little clay cart.

Shudraka, a writer from the early fifth century, wrote a drama.

The drama depicts the blossoming of love between Charudatta, a poor but noble brahmin, and Vasantasena, a rich and pious courtesan, in the midst of a tangled political intrigue.

The small clay cart—a child's toy—is emblematic of the play's representation of regular urban life.

It has been translated into a number of languages and is still performed for current American audiences on a regular basis.


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