Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature
by Nikitha. M | 2018 | 72,578 words
Summary: This essay studies the evaluation of Sanskrit literature with special reference to Kuntaka and his Vakroktijivitam from the 10th century CE, in which he propounds the Vakrokti school of Sanskrit literary criticism. The text discusses the six varieties of figurativeness, namely: 1) Phonetic; 2)Lexical; 3) Grammatical; 4) Sentential; 5) Contextual and 6) Compositional. This study reveals the relevance of Sanskrit poetics in the present time and also affirms that English poetry also bears striking features like six figurativeness propounded by Kuntaka in his Vakroktijivita.
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