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.

Source: shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in

Contents of this online book ( + / - )

The full text of the Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index:


Comment functionality currently not enabled
Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: