The Art of Sanskrit Poetry: An Introduction to Language and Poetics

By: Niels Hammer

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This book is both an introduction to Sanskrit and an investigation into the relationship between nine basic affective states (bhava) and the form they take in the absence of self-interest (tatasthya) according to the theory of Indian aesthetics as developed in the Dhvanyaloka and the Abhinavabharati. To illustrate the process of aesthetic appreciation the different categories of suggestion (dhvani) in a continuous twelfth century poetic text (kavya), and the various forms of aesthetic experience (rasa) which the suggestions initiate, are analysed consecutively. The aspects of culture, mythology, astronomy, botany, etc., which were particularly characteristic of mediaeval India, are discussed in the notes on the basis of references to Vedic, Upanisadic, Epic, and Puranic texts, as well as to other anthologies of poetry, but also to recent scientific literature in order to explicate them in a more multidisciplinary context. The grammatical section is based on the text. The vocabulary facilitates alternative translations and hence different suggestions and aesthetic experiences. The General Index includes explanations of all grammatical forms and translations of Sanskrit technical terms plus cross references of English-Sanskrit and Latin-English-Sanskrit regarding flora and fauna. Printed Pages: 868.

Title: The Art of Sanskrit Poetry: An Introduction to Language and Poetics

Author Name: Niels Hammer

Categories: Poetry, India, Sanskrit and Vedic Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2003

ISBN: 8121510791

ISBN 13: 9788121510790

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 19 Cms x 25 Cms

Seller ID: 031929

Keywords: Linguistics India