Through the work of poets such as Kalidasa, the author describes how nature becomes a personification of human sentient, characters, and love or desire. Thus, Sanskrit poetry allowed nature and human to intersect, in various ways. Familiar themes such as depicting rivers as women in the ancient epics, are also explored. Finally, these themes evoke questions of what is real and unreal, and how is it defined by the text.
Originally published by the Cracow Journal of Indological Studies, Vol VII (2005)