More about the Indian Cinderella
Shakuntala goes to look for her husband
So he never sent for her, while she gave birth to their son Bharata. Finally Shakuntala decided to go the city and look for her husband. But on the way there, her ring fell off into a river, and Shakuntala didn’t even notice.
Dushyanta doesn’t recognize her!
When Shakuntala arrived at King Dushyanta’s palace, she was surprised and upset when her husband didn’t even recognize her. She didn’t know about the curse. Shakuntala went back to the forest and raised their son Bharata there, just the two of them all alone.
A fisherman finds the magic ring
Meanwhile, a fisherman caught a fish and found the king’s ring in its stomach. He took the ring to the palace to give it back to the king.
Happily ever after
As soon as King Dushyanta saw the ring, the curse was broken and he suddenly remembered all about Shakuntala. Dushyanta set off immediately for the forest to find his wife and son, and they all lived happily ever after.