Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study)

by Debabrata Barai | 2014 | 105,667 words

This page relates ‘Rajashekhara’s concepts on Vakya-bheda’ 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 4 - Rājaśekhara’s concepts on Vākya-bheda

[Full title: Rājaśekhara’s concepts on Vākya-bheda and sources of Meaning of Poetry (Introduction)]

In the seventh chapter to ninth chapter of Rājaśekhara’s Kāvyamīmāṃsā deal with the matter of Pāthapratiṣṭhā (perfection of reading) and Kāvyārthyonyaḥ (sources of meaning in poetry). In the seventh chapter Rājaśekhara discusses about the Kāku (poetic intonation) and the recitation of kāvya with special stress on the need for proper reading and recitation.

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