This edition of the Svapnavasavadatta is prepared on the same lines as of the other plays edited by me, being based on the printed editions of the same, the best readings beings chosen where available. In this an attempt is made supply the University student with a text-book calculated to meet his usual wants. In the com., necessarily brief, are given the prose order of the slokas, the solutions of the more difficult compounds, derivations of important words, &c. The notes are meant to be exhaustive. All controversial point discussed in the Intro. For ready reference a glossary of important words has been added at the end. I have consulted the editions M.M. Ganpati Sastri and Professors Bhide and Devadhar and to them my thanks are due for whatever help I have derived from them. My thanks are due to Dr. Sukthankar, Mr. B.R. Hiwargaokar and other scholars, whose articles on Bhasa were of great help to me in writing the introduction. My thanks are also due to my friend Mr. L.S. Bhandare B.A., S.T.C. to whom, owing to long continued ill health, I had to leave the work of completing the Introduction written in part by me, and which he has done in a manner creditable to him. My thanks are due to D.V. Mulgaonkar Esq., the managing Proprietor of the firm of Messrs Gopal Narayen & Co., Book-sellers & Publishers, but for whose patronage the book would not have seen light this year.
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