|Bhartrihari was a Sanskrit writer who is thought
to have lived in the 5th century CE. His poetry is
aphoristic, and comments on the social mores of the time.
His collected work is known as Shatakatraya "the
three shatakas or 'hundreds' ('centuries')", consisting of
three thematic compilations on niti, shringara
and vairagya (practical wisdom, erotic love and
detachment ) of a hundred verses each.