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

By: Niels Hammer

Price: $37.50

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031929

ISBN: 8121510791

Condition: New


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, mytholog... View more info