Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study)

by Debabrata Barai | 2014 | 105,667 words

This page relates ‘Introduction to this chapter’ of the study on the Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara: a poetical encyclopedia from the 9th century dealing with the ancient Indian science of poetics and rhetoric (also know as alankara-shastra). The Kavya-mimamsa is written in eighteen chapters representing an educational framework for the poet (kavi) and instructs him in the science of applied poetics for the sake of making literature and poetry (kavya).

The magnum-opus Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara is an ambitious project to be completed in eighteen adhikaraṇas. But in this time only first adhikaraṇa (kavi-śikṣā) is our hand, which is also divided into eighteen chapters. It is a practical treatise for an aspirant poet to become a good poet and dealt with a new decipline, kavi-śikṣā in the domain of Sanskrit Poetics. In this chapter we have elaborately discusses about the critical analyasis and interpretations of Rājaśekhara’s Kāvyamīmāṃsā

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