Sanskrit literature: 1 definition
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Kavyashastra (science of 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.
Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.
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Search found 83 books and stories containing Sanskrit literature; (plurals include: Sanskrit literatures). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature (by Nikitha. M)
Introduction to the Study < [Introduction]
Kuntaka and Vakroktijīvita < [Introduction]
A Common Heritage < [January – March, 1985]
Contribution of Women to Sanskrit Literature < [April – June, 1985]
Sanskrit Culture - Its Value < [July-September, 1928]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 2 - Rājaśekhara’s descriptions on Origin of Poetry < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 16 - The Lost Works of Rājaśekhara (Introduction) < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Part 10 - Works of Rājaśekhara < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
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 3 - Structure of the Maṅkhakośa contents < [Chapter V - The Maṅkhakośa]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.14.49 < [Chapter 14 - The Lord’s Travel to East Bengal and the Disappearance of Lakṣmīpriyā]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2.1a - The Solar Dynasty < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 1a - Note on Architecture (vāstu) < [Chapter 7 - Art and Architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 2 - Genealogy of Kings and Princes in the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]
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