Vijjaka*, who considered herself to be Sarasvati incarnate, said ‘Not knowing me Vijjaka whose skin is as dark as the petals of a dark blue lotus flower, in vain did Dandin declare that Sarasvati is all white”.

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*Vidya (or Vijjaka), one of Sanskrit’s earliest women poets (possibly 7th century). 

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