श्री चित्रबन्धरामायणम् - Sri Chitrabandha Ramayanam (An Old and Rare Book)
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श्री चित्रबन्धरामायणम् - Sri Chitrabandha Ramayanam (An Old and Rare Book)

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Item Code: MZO384
Author: Satyavrat Tripathi (Ed)
Publisher: Ganganath Jha Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Allahabad
Language: SANSKRIT
Edition: 1992
ISBN: 9789383135479
Pages: 164 (9 B/W Illustration)
Cover: HARDCOVER
Other Details: 10.00 X 6.50 inch
Weight 270 gm
Foreword
The Vidyapeetha is happy to place before the lovers of Sanskrit poetry, a unique work of Sanskrit poetical art in the form of this Citrabandha-ramayanam composed by one Venkatesa who flourished in the first half of the 17th century.

This masterly composition which stands out as a tribute to the great scholarship, erudition and poetical skill of its author is a rare specimen* of its nature and occupies a place of pride in the relatively short list of the Citrakavyas. Within a comparatively small framework of 6 cantos, the poet has narrated the story of the whole of the Valmikiya Ramayana in such a masterly manner that almost each verse exhibits a rare combination of letters and words giving rise sometimes to alliterations (anuprasa), sometimes to repetition of sound-clusters (yamaka), some-times to puns or double entente (slesa) and sometimes to figurative arrangement of syllables (citrabandha). It is obvious that only a profound scholar having exceptional command over Sanskrit grammar and vocabulary could achieve and accomplish such a tour de force.

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