A Travelling Book Fairy from Bangalore has dropped this beautiful copy of Kalidasa's Meghadutam at a guest house in Gushaini, a small village in Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by the Himalayas, for the next resident. The residents told our Book Fairy that there's only one school in this village and the villagers' children trek from the high hills for about 2 hours daily just to attend their classes in the school. .
Here's what she mentioned about the book: By the banks of the Tirthan river, faced by the mighty mountains, passed by a million clouds, this guest house where the travellers across the world, leave behind books, so many that they have a book shelf in each living area they have, full of books, this book by Kalidasa, Meghadutam (The Cloud Message) has been dropped for the next resident. .
About this book: Meghadūta is a lyric poem written by Kālidāsa, considered to be one of the greatest Sanskrit poets. A poem of 111 stanzas, it is one of Kālidāsa's most famous works. The work is divided into two parts, Purva-megha and Uttara-megha. It recounts how a yakṣa, a subject of King Kubera (the god of wealth), after being exiled for a year to Central India for neglecting his duties, convinces a passing cloud to take a message to his wife at Alaka on Mount Kailāsa in the Himālaya mountains. The yakṣa accomplishes this by describing the many beautiful sights the cloud will see on its northward course to the city of Alakā, where his wife awaits his return.
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Raju Bharti's Guest House, Gushaini