Abhijnanasakuntalam, the well-known Sanskrit play by Kalidasa, narrates the trials of love faced by the heroine Sakuntala. The Samskrit Ranga, the theatre space established by Sanskrit scholar V. Raghavan, presented the stage adaption of the play at the Kalidasa Festival at Ujjain on 22 Novermber 1961. Adjudged the best production, the troupe won the gold cup Svarna-kalasa. Years later, the play was staged again under the direction of V. Raghavan's daughter and dancer-scholar Nandini Ramani. The video presents an extract from this presentation.