The drama proved in India, __________________ other countries, a congenial form to
many of the most eminent poets.
2. The Indian drama has a marked individuality,
_________________ stands nearer to the
modern European theater than to that of ancient Greece; for the plays, with a very few
exceptions, have no religious significance, and deal with love between man and woman.
_______________ tragic elements may be present, a tragic ending is forbidden.
_______________, nothing regarded as disagreeable, such as fighting or even kissing, is
permitted on the stage; here Europe may perhaps learn a lesson in taste.
5. Stage properties were few and simple,
__________________ particular care was lavished
on the music. The female parts were played by women.
6. It may be said that the Indian dramas have less action and less individuality in the
characters; __________________, they have more poetical charm than the dramas of
_________________, Kalidasa was remarkably faithful to the ingenious but somewhat
over-elaborate conventions of Indian dramaturgy.
8. His first play, the
Malavika and Agnimitra, is entirely conventional in plot. The Sakuntala is
transfigured by the character of the heroine. The Urvashi,___________________ detailed
beauty, marks a distinct decline.
9. Kalidasa’s glory depends primarily upon the quality of his work,
would be much diminished if he had failed in bulk and variety.
10. We know that Kalidasa is a very great poet, ______________ the world has not been able
to leave him alone