ISBN 9788124600313,Perspectives in the Vedic and the Classical Sanskrit Heritage

Perspectives in the Vedic and the Classical Sanskrit Heritage



D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.

Publication Year 1995

ISBN 9788124600313

ISBN-10 8124600317

Hard Back

Number of Pages 275 Pages
Language (English)


A distinguished scholar who has had a lifetime engagement with Sanskrit studies: ranging from the Vedic samhitas to contemporary literary criticism, Professor Davane here offers at once insightful, highly stimulating perspectives on diversely varied themes from classical Sanskrit literature, poetics, linguistics, dramaturgy, history, mythology and legendary narratives. And, these apart, brilliant reinterpretations of the Vedic views of the moon, samudra (ocean), dreams and deep sleep. Reviewing the gamut of kavya definitions and its scope, in terms of the literary genres it encompasses, the book critically examines, for the first time, Rajashekharas view of shabdaharana (verbal borrowings), kavisamayas (conventional poetic ideas) in Sahityashastra, and the progression of rasanishpatti in classical Sanskrit literature. It also seeks to gauge Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. P.V. Kanes contribution to Sanskrit poetics- rather than his oft-appraised work on Dharmashastra. Dr. Davane marshals an astonishing mass of original literary sources to highlight the all-expansive influence of Kalidasas unparalleled Iyric: Meghaduta, on classical writings, the richness of Banabhattas utprekshas (poetic imagination), the emergence of Sarasvati as a pantheonic deity, and how Sita, the epitome of ideal womanhood, has been varyingly portrayed by over twenty Sanskrit playwrights. Also shown, in addition, are the legendsmyths about Samudra-manthana, Amritamanthan, Rahu-Ketu, Udayana, and Dhanvantari, in their altogether fresh perspectives. This composition of Prof. Davanes writings is an essential reading for the scholarsresearchers of Vedic and Classical Sanskrit literature.