Epic characters: 1 definition



Epic characters means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Epic characters may be very numerous ranging from Gods to Vagabonds, says R. J. Rees. The variety of characters must have a variety of personal traits. They must have good character and conduct, nobility and morality more than the common man. Aristotle stipulates four points with regard to characters. First and foremost is that they should be good; the second point is to make them appropriate; the third is to make them real i.e. they must be true to life. The fourth is to make them consistent throughout.

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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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