The present edition of the Meghaduta has been prepared with particular attention to the wants of University students; at the same time, much that is of interest to the general reader has been inserted. The words giving the prose order to each verse in Mallinathas commentary are printed in the bold type, the compound words not actually given by Malli being enclosed in rectangular brackets.
This will enable the students to find out the prose order and thereby to understand the text at once, and will also save them the trouble of reading the unnecessary portions of the commentary. The translation of the spurious stanzas is also given, with short notes thereon. All the grammatical points discussed by Malli have been explained in the Notes, and derivations of important words given. In fact, an attempt is made to make the book as complete as possible within the limits of time at my disposal.