Alamkaras mentioned by Vamana

by Pratim Bhattacharya | 2016 | 65,462 words

Summary: This essay studies the Alamkaras (‘figure of speech’) mentioned by Vamana in his Kavyalankara-sutra Vritti, a treatise dealing with the elements of Rhetoric and ancient Indian Poetics (also known as “Alankara Shastra”). Vamana, who flourished around 750 A.D., is known as one of the most prominent Rhetoricians in the history of Sanskrit Poetics. He defines the term Alamkara as “Anything which beautifies a Kavya (poetic composition)” and mentions no less than thirty-one varieties in his work.


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