undoubtedly the best of Bhasa’s dramas.
      Though the date of the famous ten-act play Mrichchhakatika, ascribed
  to Sudraka, is still disputed, it was definitely written after Bhasa’s
  Charudatta (3rd century AD). Kalidasa mentions the names of Bhasa,
  Saumilla and Kaviputra, but he does not say a word about Sudraka. The
  name of king Sudraka is, however, found in Kalhana’s Rajatarangini,
  Somadeva’s Kathasaritsiigara and Skanda Purava. Kalidasa’s
  Malavikagnimitra, Vikramorvarya and Abhijnanasakuntala have earned
  him recognition as the greatest of Indian dramatists. Particularly, his
  Abhijnanasakuntala, the most mature product of his genius, has gained
  world-wide recognition.
      Three dramas are attributed to Harsha, whose Ratnavali is a
  masterpiece. Priyadarsika and Nagananda are his other creations.
  Bhavabhuti, considered next only to Kalidasa, is mentioned by Kalhana as
  a poet in the court of king Yasovarman of Kanyakubja (AD 736). The
  dramas Mahaviracharita, Malatimadhava and Uttararamacharita are
  ascribed to Bhavabhuti.
    Bharavi, who is generally associated with the Pallavas of Kanchi and
whose name is mentioned along with Kalidasa in the famous Aihole
inscription (AD 634) of Pulakesin II, wrote the epic Kiratarjuniya in eighteen
cantos. Based on the Mahabharata, the poem describes how Arjuna obtained
the Pasupata weapon from Siva. Bhatti, who belonged to the late 6th and
early 7th century AD and was patronised by Sridharasena of Valabhi,
composed the Bhattikavya or Ravanavadha, comprising of twenty-two
cantos, with the sole object of illustrating the rules and principles of grammar
and rhetoric. The poem depicts the life history of Rama, from his birth up to
the time of Ravana’s death. Kumaradasa’s Janakiharana (6th century AD) and
Magha’s Sisupalavadha (8th century AD) were the other prominent Sanskrit
epics.
Prose Literature
The earliest specimens of Indian prose-writing are found in the Krishna Yajur