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Who is the author of 'Malavikagnimitram'?
1. Kautilya
2. Vyasa
3. Kalidasa
4. Vagbhata

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Kalidasa

The correct answer is Kalidasa.

  • Malavikagnimitra, (Sanskrit: “Malavika and Agnimitra”) five-act drama written by Kalidasa.
  • Kalidasa is one of the greatest classical Sanskrit poets and dramatists of ancient India.
  • His writings reveal that he was a pious Brahmana of Ujjain, and had acquired a knowledge of the various branches of Brahmanical learning.
  • His poetic talent is very well reflected in all his works, which are Malavikagnimitra, Vikramorvasiya, Abhijñana-Sakuntala, and poems like Raghuvamsa, Kumarasambhava, and Meghaduta.

Kautilya
  • Chanakya is also known as Kautilya and Vishnugupta.
  • He was prime minister under the reign of Chandragupta Maurya.
  • He is best known as the author of the political treatise Arthashastra which he wrote as a kind of instruction manual for the young Chandragupta on how to rule effectively.
Vyasa
  • Krishna Dvaipāyana, also known as Vyasa and Veda Vyāsa.
  • Vyasa is traditionally known as the author of the Mahabharata.
  • Veda Vyasa is also known to be the transcriber of Vedas and Puranas.
Vagbhata
  • Maharishi Vagbhata was the great sage of Ayurveda, who lived his entire life on Vedic principles, worked for the expansion of Ayurveda.
  • There are two books written by him are Ashtanga Hridayam and Ashtanga Sangraha.

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