(1166) Sakuntala

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1930 MA. Discovered 1930 June 27 by P. Parchomenko at Simeis. Independently discovered 1930 June 29 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named by the discoverer (RI 895) for the heroine of a famous sanskrit drama by the Indian poet Kalidasa. The Hindu poet and dramatist lived sometime between the fourth and sixth century, was a native of Ujjain and lived at the court of one King Vikramaditya. Sakuntala is a dramatization of part of the Mahabharata. (H 108; LDS)

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