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History of Classical Sanskrit Literature (ENGLISH + SANSKRIT)
History of Classical Sanskrit Literature (ENGLISH + SANSKRIT)

History of Classical Sanskrit Literature (ENGLISH + SANSKRIT)

by M Krishnamachariar

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multilingual

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

8120802845 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 1258

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Hardcover

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Author: M Krishnamachariar
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2004
Language: multilingual
Pages: 1258
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120802845

Description

The present work is an analytical account of classical Sanskrit literature in its historical perspective. It is divided into six books, of several chapters, each dealing with a particular branch of Sanskrit learning. Book I deals with the great epics of India – the Ramayana and the Mahabharata as well as the Puranas and the Tantras; Book II with Kavya and its varieties; Book III and IV with the narrative, prose and Campu respectively; Book V with the dramatic literature and Book VI with Alankara, Sangita, Kama and Chandas literature.

The work is full of references; the footnotes refer to a variety of sources, legendary, inscriptional numismatics, architectural and literary. The writer has consulted several journals, catalogues, annals, reports and other documents in discussing the vexed problems of the date, place, genealogy of the authors and the literary tendencies of their compositions.

His methodology of literary criticism is rationalistic and bears the stamps of the modern scientific age. An elaborate index, a critical introduction, an exhaustive bibliography, the list of abbreviations, the table of transliteration and a supplement are the most useful additions to this interesting and instructive work of literary history.

Contents

PREFACE

ABBREVIATIONS

TRANSLITERATION

INTRODUCTION

BOOK I

CHAPTER 1
1. Vedic Forms of Epics
2. Ramayana
3. Mahabharata
4. Epics Compared
5. Puranas
6. Tantras

BOOK II

CHAPTER II: KAVYA
1. Kavya

CHAPTER III - X
2. Mahakavya

CHAPTER XI
1. Laghukavya
2. Niti
3. Stotra

CHAPTER XII
Laghukavya (contd.)

CHAPTER XIII
Sandesa

CHAPTER XIV
Citrakavya

CHAPTER XV
Subhasita

CHAPTER XVI
1. Poetesses
2. Royal Poets
3. Unnamed Poets

CHAPTER XVII
Desavrtta

BOOK III

CHAPTER XVIII
1. Kathanaka
2. Brhatkatha
3. Pancatantra
4. Other Tales

BOOK IV
CHAPTER XIX - XX
Gadyakavya

CHAPTER XXI
Campu

BOOK V
CHAPTER XXII
Drsyakavya

BOOK VI

CHAPTER XXIII
Sahityasastra

CHAPTER XXIV
Alankara

CHAPTER XXV
Bharata

CHAPTER XVI
Sangita

CHAPTER XVII
Kamasastra

CHAPTER XVIII
Chandovieiti

APPENDIX

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX TO INTRODUCTION

INDEX (MISCELLANEOUS)

INDEX

SUPPLEMENT

ADDENDA & CORRIGENDA

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