Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study)

by Debabrata Barai | 2014 | 105,667 words

This page relates ‘Rajashekhara’s treatment on Padavakyaviveka and Kavyapaka’ 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).

Part 3 - Rājaśekhara’s treatment on Padavākyaviveka and Kāvyapāka

The subject matter of Padavākyaviveka [pada-vākya-viveka] is comprises into three chapters on IV, V and VI in the Kāvyamīmāṃsā There is the fifth chapter deals with the Kāvyapāka [kāvya-pāka] (maturity of poetic expression) also be included as a sub-part of the major matter of Pada-Vākya-viveka. However the kāvya-pāka (maturity of poetic expression) is nothing but the selection of such words and sentences as may be appropriate to the rasa.

In the chapter fourth, deals with kavi (poet) and Kāvya (poetry). Here we seems the Rājaśekhara views with the concepts of his ancestor rhetoricians about different kinds of disciples, causes of poetry, classifications of Pratibhā, distinction between kavi (poet) and Bhāvaka or Sahṛdaya (critic) with their verities.

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