Harsha, Indian King and Playwright
(c. 590-647)

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Harsha
  • Dates: c. 590-647
  • Place: India
  • Language: Sanskrit
  • Who he was: Indian king and playwright who wrote Nagananda (Joy of the Serpents), which tells how prince Jimutavahana offers his own body to stop a sacrifice of serpents (Nagas) to the divine Garuda (a large, mythical bird who is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu)

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