This popular story was re-echoed in Pali and Prakrit literature. In Dhamma-pada-atthakatha (5th century A. D.), on which this illustrated classic is based, we get an elaborate account of the story of Vasavadatta and Udayana.
King Pradyota of Ujjaini is disturbed to learn from his minister that Udayana of Kaushambi is a greater king than he is. He tricks Udayana into 'captivity. But his daughter Vasavadatta and Udayana fall in love. How Udayana escapes with Vasavadatta is told in pictures in the following pages.
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