In the words of David Smith, “there is no Sanskrit poet more interesting than Bana, none more original, none greater, and his prose poem “Princess Kadambari” is his supreme achievement. Always held in India to be the best prose poem, Bana’s Kadambari is a masterpiece of classical Sanskrit literature, unrivaled in richness and depth. The late Professor Willem Bollee (1927–2020) has prepared an index of words and notions of Bana’s difficult and unique romance Kadambari with a view to unclosing the wealth of cultural information contained in this second work of genius of Bana. Professor Bollee has released the present edition for printing. It is the last monograph from his untiring pen.