The Theme Of Current Issue
A dramatic romance
The fable is taken from Somadeva’s Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean
of the Rivers of Many Tales) and was always a favorite subject
of Indian romance and drama, but some of the circumstances,
a great many of the incidents and a few of the names have
been altered or omitted and others introduced in their place.
Vuthsa, the name of the nation in the tale, is in the play
used as a personal name of the King Udayan.