First published in 1997 .Nalapat Books.
This book is an appreciation of O.N.V Kurup's Ujjaini.Suvarna Nalapat discusses the Saraswatha
principle and how a word reveals itself to a poet – in dreamlike visions. The prathibha of a poet
is compared to prathibha of God in creation by ancient scholars of India. The ability to visualise
word is a vasana carried over from past lives ( Kavyadarsa) and is a culture from past life (
Vaamana) and this past life memories accompany creative persons according to her reading .They
do accompany all , but only the creative people recognise it and make use of it.About the work
O.N.V wrote : There had been several letters and writings on Ujjaini. But such a comprehensive
appreciation is for the first time... Now I understand the real deep meaning of the words of
Kalidasa : aapaarithoshaadvidushaam na saadhumanye prayogavignaanam. Once again I thank you
for making me experience the satisfaction that my effort was made worthwhile.