Melputtur Narayana Bhatta: The Writer of Narayaneeyam
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Melputtur Narayana Bhatta: The Writer of Narayaneeyam

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Item Code: NAC692
Author: C. Rajendran
Publisher: Shaitya Akademi
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 81126025468
Pages: 84
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Weight 100 gm

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Second only to the great Sankaracarya in stature among the worthy Sanskritists produced by Kerala, Melputtur Narayana Bhatta combined in himself a gifted poet and an astute scholar His Narayaniya, composed in praise of Lord Krsna in about one thousand verses is probably the finest devotional poem in Sanskrit. Melputtur’s contribution to Campu literature, Sastra kavyas, grammar. Mimamsa and Vedic studies is also substantial. The present monograph portrays the colourful personality of this great poet-scholar vividly and brings to the fore his many-faceted achievements in a lucid style.

Professor C. Rajendran, Professor of Sanskrit, University of Calicut is a scholar of international repute. His main works include Vyaktiviveka—A Critical Study, Studies in Comparative Poetics, Living Traditions of Natyasastra (Ed) and The Traditional Sanskrit Theatre of Kerala. He is the recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for literary criticism and Ramakrishna Sanskrit Award instituted by Canadian World Educational Foundation for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Research. He has served as Visiting Professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2005).




  Chapter I – Life and Time of the Poet 7
  Chapter II – Works of Melputtur 21
  Chapter III – Narayaniya-From Agony to Ecstacy 34
  Chapter IV – The Narrator Par Exellence: Campukavyas 46
  Chapter V – Grammar and Philosophy 71
  Appendix - Caturangastaka 80
  Select Bibliography 84
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