Author: V N JhaPublisher: Sri Satguru PublicationsYear: 1993Language: EnglishPages: 226ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170303605
The present volume contains twenty two papers on various aspects of Indian Poetics written by prominent specialists in the field. These papers were presented and discussed in the National Seminar in Indian Poetics organized by the Department of English, University of Poona. Some have adopted interdisciplinary approach and have tried to compare and contrast some of the ancient Indian concepts of Poetics with those of the western ones, while some other articles aim at presenting an authentic picture of some of the aspects of Alankarasastra while some author have tried to highlight the main issues, other have tried to suggest their relevance to modern literary criticism and some have laid down the actual underlying philosophical frame-work on which the entire edifice of Indian poetics is built. On the one hand there are articles on some of the components such as guna, dosa, and alankara, on the other there are papers on theories of poetic communication, while some articles deal with peculiar functions of poetic language like laksana and Vyanjana, others deal with the process of aesthetic experience of beauty. The development of Indian poetics has made use of the framework of Indian Philosophy and this too has been presented in one article. That an art experience is neither a perception of actual silver nor an illusion like the perception of silver in a conchshell, rather it is an experience of the painting of actual silver has also been discussed in one article.
PREFACE1. Impact of Indian Philosophy on Indian Poetics2. Indian Poetics and Literary Stylistics: Bharata’s Concept of Laksana3. Some Reflections on the Rasa-theory4. The Object-emotion Relationship in India and Western Literary Theories5. The Rasa-theory and the Khyatis6. Bhavabhuti’s View on Pathetic Sentiment7. Dhavanyaloka and Linguistic Approach to Literature8. The Theory of Communication: An India View-Point9. Definition of Poetry intended by Mammata10. Laksana as a Linguistic Function and as a source of Poetic Beauty11. The Interplay of Laksana and Laksana mula Vyanjana12. Vyanjana as Reflected in the Formal Structure of Languages13. Aprastuta-prasamsa and Vyajastuti: Is the Prastuta ‘relevant’ conveyed by Vyanjana or Laksana?14. The Merits and Demerits of Kavya According to Bhamaha and Dandin15. The Concept of Gunas as presented by Panditaraja Jagannatha in his Rasagangadhara16. Unwritten Sanskrit Poetics17. Concept of Polishing’ in Sankrit Poetics vis-à-vis Western stylistics 18. Author-Reader Relationship in Literature19. Indian poetics as a New Dimension of Comparative Literature: Its Potential, Possibilities and Pitfalls20. Implications of the Concept of Aucitya21. Adbhuta in the Denouement of Drama22. Poetics of Hindi Prose-A Study of an Essay in Method and Principles