Kalyana Malla Kalyana Malla was an esteemed poet at the court of the Lodhi prince Lad Khan, in eastern Uttar Pradesh at the beginning of the sixteenth century. His works describe him as of a royal lineage from the Karpura warrior clan of the lunar line, and his father, Gaja Malla, and grandfather, Trailokya Chandra, as respected rulers and military commanders. Writing in classical Sanskrit, he is known to have composed two still-extant works for his princely patron. One is the celebrated sex manual Ananga Ranga, and the other is the remarkable story collection Suleiman Charitra, drawn from Islamic and Biblical stories.