Sanskrit poets: 1 definition

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Sanskrit poets 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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Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Sanskrit poets.—The creative genius in Sanskrit has always shown a predilection for the poetic form or padyarūpa of kāvya. The experiments of Sanskrit poets gave rise to the various forms of poetry such as muktaka, śataka, khaṇdakāvya and mahākāvya.

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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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