Glimpses of Indian Poetics

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Sahitya Akademi, 2002 - Poetics - 243 pages
The Book Presented In Clear And Lucid Expression And Style Is Studded With Authentic Quotations And Appropriate Illustrations. The Author Hopes That Through His Modest Attempt Some Of The Readers May Cultivate The Desire Of Studying Some Of The Original Texts On Poetics Written In Sanskrit Itself. The Book Containing 21 Essays, Would Furnish A Valuable Material On The Subject. The Essay ıA Survey Of Sanskrit (India) Poeticsı Provides The Readers A Wide Panorama Of The History Of The Subject Of About One And Half Millennium. The Essay ıThe Soul (Essence) Of Poetryı Deals With The Topic In Much Detail And Dhvani Has Been Designated As The Soul Of Poetry. The Essay ıThe Process Of Poetic Creationı Traces The Psyche Of The Poet About The Very Moments When He Actually Becomes Absorbed In Composing His Literary Piece Of Work. The Articles ıCauses Of Poetryı And ıOriginality And Plagiarismı Deal With The Creative Activity Of The Poets Of Different Calibre, And The EssayıActing, Actor And Spectatorı Denotes How And Upto What Extent The Spectator Is Influenced By The Acting Of The Actor Performing His Job On The Stage. The Other Essays, Connected With Various Alamkaras And Rasas, Highlight And Elucidate The Academic Issues Related With Them.

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Going through the first 40 pages available in Google books, this book, as is claimed, is very good a book on Sanskrit Poetics. Specially The way it has presented the subject matter with its insightful conclusion is worth appreciating.
I would like to make a request to the author that there are may lovers of Sanskrit Poetics across the globe who don't have easy access to the book. One has to travel all the way to India and to a certain bookstores to get a hard copy for them or they have to resort to the internet. Here, despite my willingness I failed to study whole of this book. So kindly make it easily buyable or readable over the internet in full.
Thank you.
Ranjan Sigdel
Narayangarh, Nepal


A Survey of Sanskrit Indian Poetics
The Causes of Poetry
The Definition of Poetry
The Aim and Purpose of Poetry
The Soul Essence of Poetry
The Nature of Rasa Aesthetic Pleasure
Sadhāraṇīkaraṇa The Theory of Generalization
The Rasarāja
Preyān Associatic Rasa
A Poetic Flaw
Śleșa Paronomasia Alakmkāra
Hetu Sūkşma Leśa
Rasavat and other allied Alamkāras
Perceptlike Experience in Bhāvika Alarmkāra
The Process of Poetic Creation
Acting Actor and Spectator

their Nature of Aesthetic Pleasure
Raudra vs Vīra Rasa Furious vs Heroic
Adbhuta Marvellous Rasa vs Adbhuta Marvellous Element
śānta Quietistic Rasa
Originality and Plagiarism
Index of Quotations

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