Author:J.R. Ballantyne & Pramada Dasa Mitra (Trs)

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The Sahitya-Darpana or Mirror of Commposition of Visvanatha: A Treatise on Poetical Criticism

By: J.R. Ballantyne & Pramada Dasa Mitra (Trs)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited/Research India Press: 2016

Edition: Second Reprint

Seller ID: 108891

ISBN: 8120811453

Condition: New


The Sahitya Darpana or 'Mirror of Composition' is a renowned Sanskrit work on poetics by Visvanatha of early fourteenth century. It is divided into ten sections. The first section deals with the nature and definition of poetry. The second treats of various powers of a word (Vrttis). The third treats of sentiments (Rasa). The fourth treats of the divisions of poetry. The fifth discusses fully a power of a word called Vyanjana. The sixth treats of the division of poetry into Drsya ('that which is to be seen') and Sravya ('that which is to be seen') and Sravya ('that which is to be heard'). The s... View more info