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Numerous Indian texts were translated to English and were widely read all over the world

The most significant feature of Indian literature is its diversity which is due to the presence of the country's variety of languages and sub-cultures. And one of the greatest genres of Indian literature is its poetry which can be traced back to the sixth century B.C. From Vedic Sanskrit poems to Urdu poetry that flourished under the Mughal Empire. Since the early 19th century when the Britishers colonized the country, numerous Indian texts were translated to English and were widely read all over the world. . India has historically been the land of notable poets whose exemplary work is world-renowned. Be it romance, sadness, happiness, and all-out other emotions are beautifully described in the pure form of Indian poetry.

Kalidasa

Kalidasa is one of the greatest Sanskrit poets of India from the 5th century. He is regarded as one of the greatest poets of all time and he has had a major impact on not only Indian poetry but on world literature. Although most details of his life are subject to speculation. His two epic works of poetry, Kumārasambhava ("Birth of the War God") and Raghuvaṃśa ("Dynasty of Raghu" ) are among the most revered in Indian literature to this day. His plays and poems are primarily based on the Vedas, Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The drama "Shakuntala" written by Kalidasa was the first Indian drama ever it was later translated into English by Sir William Jones.

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The platform is the brainchild of Jaishankar Krishnamurthy, who had aspired to write a novel for over four decades, but due to the lack of time and skills, but it materialised into books. He realised that there must be millions of people in India who may have great ideas but don't have the necessary means to turn their notions into novels. To help such people fulfil their dreams of being a published author, Krishnamurthy along with his wife Krishna Udayasankar, Co-Founder of the company, along with a few friends began 'Script A Hit', a website where anyone's dreams of becoming a published author can come true.

IANSlife caught up with them to get more details on the platform.

Q: How is 'Script a Hit' different from a publishing company?
A: 'Script a Hit' does not aim to publish manuscripts, rather our aim is to help people transform their ideas into manuscripts that can then be submitted to leading publishers, to be published as books. As a result, what we look for in terms of submissions is not the entire manuscript, but a concept note -- the seed of what can be a spectacular novel.

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