Avantisundari, Avantīsundarī, Avantisundarī: 6 definitions


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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wikipedia: Poetry (kavya)

Avantisundarī (अवन्तिसुन्दरी) or Avantisundarīkathā (“the story of the beautiful lady from Avanti”) is another work attributed to Daṇḍin. Like the Daśakumāracarita this is in prose, but is even more fragmentarily preserved: the two surviving manuscripts break off early in the text. A later Sanskrit poem, the Avantisundarīkathāsāra (Gist of the Story of the Beautiful Lady from Avanti) seems to have summarised the full story, and its surviving portion covers more of the story, and more again is preserved in a thirteenth-century Telugu translation. These texts overlap significantly with the stories in the Daśakumāracarita. Precisely how the Daśakumāracarita and the Avantisundarī originally related is unclear. Although many have argued that the two must have been composed by different people, the Avantisundarī too is “unmistakably ascribed to Daṇḍin by its colophons and by later sources”.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Avantīsundarī (अवन्तीसुन्दरी) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—A learned women poetess critic, with outstanding poetical merit of rhetoric Śāstra and also the wife of Rājaśekhara. However she has no several works on poetic but who has been quoted thrice times in the Kāvyamīmāṃsā.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Avantisundarī (अवन्तिसुन्दरी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a poetess. Bühler Pāiyalacchī p. 73.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avantīsundarī (अवन्तीसुन्दरी):—[=avantī-sundarī] [from avanti > avantaka] f. Name of a woman, [Daśakumāra-carita]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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