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Indian Poetics

Indian Poetics
Item Code: IDE586
Author: T.N. Sreekantaiyya, Trans. By. N. Balasubrahmanya
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8126008075
Pages: 421
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.6" X 5.5"
About the Author:

Professor T.N. Sreekantaiyya (1906-66) was a distinguished scholar and writer in Kannada. After a brilliant academic career and with M.A. degrees in Kannada and English, he did a stint in the Mysore State Civil Service before joining the Kannada department of the Mysore University (1928). He went to Dharwar as the first Professor of Kannada in the Karnatak University (1952-57), from which he returned to Mysore as the Professor and Head of the Kannada Department and returned in 1962. Combining in himself sound historical scholarship with keen literary sensibility, lucid exposition with balanced judgement, TNS (as he was popularly known) was an inspiring teacher and a popular lecturer. Wrote not much but what he wrote was considered genuine gold. Was the author of a volume of love poems and one of essays and a number of other works and scholarly articles. Bharatiya Kavyamimamse (1953), a succinct historical and critical account of Indian poetics, is considered to be his masterpiece, even after four decades and six prints, it is still in constant demand by scholars, students and the lay readers. Recently it was awarded the Pampa Prasasti, the highest literary award instituted by the Karnataka Government for outstanding Kannada works.

N. Balasubrahmanya (b. 1926) retired as a Professor of English, Mysore University. Has translated Aristotle's Poetics. Horace's Literary Epistles and Longinus's On the Sublime into Kannada, all of which got the annual awards of the Karnataka State Sahitya Academy. Has translated many other works into Kannada and written a number of articles in Kannada and English, on literature and philosophy. Is at present working as the Chief Editor-Kannada Dictionary, being published by the Mysore University. 'Dr. GSS Award', instituted for scholars in the field of criticism and poetics was awarded to him for the year 2000.


Translator's Note

Part One : Rise and Growth of Poetics
2.Bharata's Nayasastra8
3.The Schools of Alankara and Riti17
4.The School of Dhvani37
5.The Antagonists and Subsumers of Dhvani64
6.The Age of Refinement84
7.Additional Topics

Part Two : The Poet - The Poem - The Reader
9.The Definitions of Poetry122
10.The Sources of Poetry134
11.The Accessories of Poetry152
12.The Poet's Creation167
13.The Reader184
14.The Benefits of Poetry

Part Three : Rasa - Dhvani
15.Word and Sense203
16.Kinds of Dhvani223
17.The Suggestive Elements242
18.Gunibhutavyangya and Citra261
20.Bhava, Vibhava and Anubhava289
21.The Experience of Rasa - i301
22.The Experience of Rasa - ii315
23.Types of Rasa340
Select Glossary394
Select Bibliography398

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