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APPENDIX II


Classification of the Dramas

A complete classification of the extant dramas according to the divisions (rūpakas) and subdivisions (uparūpakas) recognized in Indian dramaturgical treatises cannot be made at the present time, because, as pointed out above (p. 3, n. 1), the meagre details of the manuscript catalogues and the ambiguous use of the term nāṭaka leave the precise character of many plays still in doubt. Those dramas whose character is definitely known, however, are here grouped under their respective classes, and plays known only by name have also been included, but distinguished from those actually in existence by a prefixed asterisk (*). The authorship of the plays has not been indicated, even in cases where there is more than one work of the same name, as this and other details can easily be ascertained from the corresponding entries in the main body of the work.

Owing to the difficulties of classification pointed out above, very few dramas could with certainty be defined as nāṭakas in the narrower sense. In the list there have been included certain others (distinguished by interrogation-points) that seem, for one reason or another, to belong to this group, but cannot be definitely assigned to it at the present time. In spite of these additions, the proportion of plays of this class is much larger than would seem to be indicated by the meagre list here given, and an examination of the large number of dramas vaguely designated as nāṭakas would unquestionably disclose many additional productions of this variety.


bhāṇa
Ambāla Anaṅgamaṅgala
Ānandatilaka Anaṅgasarvasva
Anaṅgabrahmavidyāvilāsa Anaṅgavijaya
Anaṅgajīvana Cola
Gopālalīlārṇava Rasollāsa
Harivilāsa Śāradānanda
Kāmavilāsa Śāradātilaka
Kandarpadarpaṇa Sarasakavikulānanda
Keralābharaṇa Śrīraṅgarāja
Kusumabāṇavilāsa Śṛṅgārabhūṣaṇa
* Līlāmadhukara Śṛṅgāracandrikā
Madanabhūṣaṇa Śṛṅgāradīpaka
Madanagopālavilāsa Śṛṅgārajīvana
Mahiṣamaṅgala Śṛṅgārakośa
Mālamaṅgalabhāṇa Śṛṅgāramañjarī
Miśrabhāṇa Śṛṅgārasarvasva
Mukundānanda Śṛṅgāraśṛṅgāṭaka
Pañcabāṇavijaya Śṛṅgārastabaka
Pañcabāṇavilāsa Śṛṅgārasudhākara
Pañcāyudhaprapañca Śṛṅgārataraṅgiṇī
Pradyumnānanda Śṛṅgāratilaka
Rasasadana Śṛṅgārarasodaya (miśrabhāṇa)
Rasavilāsa Vasantabhūṣaṇa (?)
Rasikajanarasollāsa Vasantatilaka
Rasikarañjana
bhāṇikā
Dānakelikaumudī * Kāmadattā
chāyānāṭaka
Chāyānāṭaka Rāmābhyudaya
Dūtāṅgada Sāvitrīcarita
Haridūta Subhadrāpariṇaya
Pāṇḍavābhyudaya
ḍima
Manmathonmathana * Vīrabhadravijṛmbhaṇa
* Tripuradāha
durmallikā
* Bindumatī
goṣṭhī
* Raivatamadanikā
hallīśa
* Keliraivataka
īhāmṛga
* Kusumaśekharavijaya Vīravijaya
* Māyākuraṅgikā
kāvya
* Yādavodaya
nāṭaka
Abhijñānaśakuntalā Mudrārākṣasa
Amṛtodaya Nāgānanda
Bālarāmāyaṇa (mahānāṭaka) Pārvatīpariṇaya
Caitanyacandrodaya Prasannarāghava
Caṇḍakauśika Rāmābhyudaya (?)
Jñānasūryodaya (?) Rāmacandranāṭaka (?)
Lalitavigraharājanāṭaka (?) Rāmanāṭaka (?)
Mahānāṭaka (mahānāṭaka) Rāmāyaṇanāṭaka (?)
Mahāvīracarita Rukmiṇīnāṭaka (?)
Maṅgala Satyahariścandra
Mañjulanaiṣadha (?) * Tumburunāṭaka (?)
Mathurānāṭaka (?) Uttararāmacarita
See the introductory remarks on p. 101.
nāṭikā
* Candrakalā Rambhāmañjarī
Candraprabhā Ratnāvalī
Karṇasundarī Śṛṅgāravāpikā
Kṛṣṇalīlā Uṣārāgodaya
Kuvalayavatī Vasantikā
Mṛgāṅkalekhā Viddhaśālabhañjikā
Priyadarśikā Vṛṣabhānujā
Rāmāṅka
nāṭyarāsaka
* Narmavatī * Vilāsavatī
prahasana
Adbhutaraṅga Kautukasarvasva
* Ānandakośa Lambodara
* Bhagavadajjukā Laṭakamelaka
Bhānuprabandha Mithyācāra
* Bṛhatsābhadraka Muṇḍita
Devadurgatī * Naṭakamelaka
* Dhūrtacarita Nāṭavāṭa
Dhūrtasamāgama Palāṇḍumaṇḍana
Dhūrtaviḍambana Pāṣaṇḍaviḍambana
Hāsyacūḍāmaṇi * Payodhimathana
Hāsyārṇava Prahasana
Hṛdayavinoda Sāndrakutūhala
Kāleyakutūhala Somavallīyogānanda
Kālidāsaprahasana Subhagānanda
* Kalikeḷiprahasana Unmatta
* Kandarpakeli Veṅkateśa
Kāśīdāsaprahasana Vinodaraṅga
Kautukaratnākara Yogānanda
prakaraṇa
* Kāmadatta (dhūrtaprakaraṇa) * Puṣpabhūṣita
Kaumudīsudhākara * Puṣpadūṣitaka
Mālatīmādhava * Taraṅgadatta
Mallikāmāruta Vakratuṇḍagaṇanāyaka
Mṛcchakaṭikā
prasthāna
* Śṛṅgāratilaka
prekṣaṇaka
Kṛṣṇābhyudaya
preṅkhana
* Bālivadha
rāsaka
* Menakāhita
samavakāra
* Samudrama(n)thana
saṃlāpaka
* Māyākāpālika
saṭṭaka
Ānandasundarī Śṛṅgāramañjarī
Karpūramañjarī
śilpaka
* Kanakāvatīmādhava
śrīgadita
* Krīḍārasātala Subhadrāharaṇa
troṭaka
* Stambhitarambha Vikramorvaśī
ullāpya
* Devīmahādeva
utsṛṣṭikāṅka
* Śarmiṣṭhāyayāti
vīthikā
* Mādhavī
vyāyoga
Bhīmavikrama Pracaṇḍabhairava
Dhanaṃjayavijaya Pracaṇḍagaruḍa
* Jāmadagnyajaya Saugandhikāharaṇa
Narakāsuravijaya Vinatānanda
Nirbhayabhīma