Kalidasa is historically known to be the greatest Litterateur of India's national heritage. The composure of his artistic attainment has garnered him an elevated position amongst other world poets. Kalidasa has continued to portray his relevancy through the centuries.. Kalidasa continues to beam throughout the world as one of the greatest exponents of Indian Sanskritic culture. Important works of Kalidasa includes Ritusamhara, Abhijnanasakuntalam, Raghuvansa, Kumarasambhava, Malavikagnimitra and others.
Bhasa was known for the allusions in the works of other Sanskrit dramatists until the texts of 13 of his dramas were discovered and published in 1912. Most of his works are adaptations of theme of heroism and romantic love borrowed from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Important plays of Bhasa include Avimaraka, Pratijna-yaugandharayana, Balacarita, Dutavdkya, Madhyamavyayoga, Dutaghatotkacha, Pancaratra, Urubanga, Karncabhdra, Pratimanantaka Abhisekanataka, Charudatta and Svapnavdsavadattd.
Rajasekhara was a popular Sanskrit poet and playwright. He came of Brahman lineage in the ninth-tenth century. His father was a high priest and his grandfather, Akalajalada was a great poet. They appear to have originated from Maharashtra. He lived in the court of the Pratiharas. The Karpuramanjari was his first play. He was a teacher of Nirbhaya or Mahendrapala of Kanauj. Important plays of Rajasekhara include Viddhasalabhanjika, Balabharata, Karpuramanjari, Balaramayana and Kavyamimamsa.
Ashvaghosa was originally a Brahminwho adhered to the Sarvastivada school of Buddhism. He was however later on attracted by the doctrine of Lord Buddha and became one of the four runners of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. As per the emblems of his own work his mother was Suvarnaksi. Important plays of Asvaghosha include Buddhacarita, Saundaranandakavya and others.
Bhavabhuti was a Sanskrit dramatist of seventh to eighth century. He was celebrated in Indian traditions as a playwright equal to Kalidasa. In many places he has written Srikantha Nilakantha as his real name. He was the son of Nilakantha and Jatukarni. Malati Madhava is a well-known play by Bhavabhuti. The drama Malati Madhavais set in the city of Padmavati.
According to tradition Sudraka was known as the author of the celebrated Sanskrit prakarana or Mricchakatika. Mricchakatika or 'The Little Clay Cart' has been represented in ten acts. It depicts the love between the Brahman Charudatta, a merchant impoverished by his generosities, and Vasantasena, a courtesan attracted to him because of his virtues.
Harshavardhana was the famous king of Kannauj and Thanesvara. He had ruled in the first half of the seventh century A.D. The king is credited with writing three dramas: the Ratnavali, the Priyadarsika and the Nagananda. The content of the first two dramas is almost the same with Udayana, the king of Vatsa being their hero.
Visakhadatta was a Sanskrit author of Mudra- Rakshasa i.e. 'Rakshasa's Signet Ring'. The text of this suggests that he came of noble or even royal lineage. His dates are the subject of much speculation on the basis of the concluding verse in the luminary benediction, which refers to a king named Chandragupta Maurya as his patron. But other readings of the name include Vantivarma, Danrivarma, and Rantivarma.