Sanskrit literature: 1 definition
Sanskrit literature 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.
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Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study
Sanskrit literature is like the ocean, which is both vast and deep. Its poets, writers and dramatists have drawn their inspiration from the cosmos on one hand and from the contemporary environs of their own times on the other. In turning from the Vedic to the Sanskrit period, we are confronted with a literature which is essentially different from that of the earlier age in matter, spirit and form. Sanskrit literature contrasts with that of both the earlier and the later Vedic period. While prose was employed in the Yajurveda and Brāhmaṇas which almost disappears in Sanskrit, nearly every branch of literature being treated in verse, often much to the detriment of the subject, as in the case of law.
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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The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 11 - Historical data (found in the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita) < [Chapter IV - Socio-cultural study of the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
Part 2 - Source of the poem [Śrīkaṇṭhacarita] < [Chapter II - The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - The place of the Vedas in the Hindu mind < [Chapter II - The Vedas, Brāhmaṇas And Their Philosophy]
Part 3 - Classification of the Vedic literature < [Chapter II - The Vedas, Brāhmaṇas And Their Philosophy]
Part 4 - The Saṃhitās < [Chapter II - The Vedas, Brāhmaṇas And Their Philosophy]
Bhishma Charitra (by Kartik Pandya)
Apastamba Dharma-sutra (by Āpastamba)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Jarasandhavadha Mahakavyam (by Pankaj L. Jani)
Part 3 - Goswami Hariraiji and His Contribution to Sanskrit Literature < [Critical Introduction]
Part 6 - The Great Tradition of Sanskrit Mahakavya < [Critical Introduction]
Part 2 - Translation of a Sanskrit Text < [Critical Introduction]