A concerned effort is made in this work to interpret ancient knowledge enshrined in Sanskrit using interdisciplinary tools so as to bridge the gap between tradition and the contemporary world. Professor Rajendran here explores several fascinating topics like the story of the migration of ancient Indian literature and culture to the outside world and the wide linguistic spectrum of ancient India through his well-documented studies which includes Indian Poetics Some Post-modem Musings, Traditional Poetics: An Encounter with Contemporary Literature, Development of Sanskrit Drama in Twentieth Century, Nationalism and Social change- The Role of Sanskrit, Caturanga Movements Describes in Rudrata's Kavyalankara, Sociolinguistic Problems in Natyasastra and Multilingual Experience- Linguistic Hierarchisation in Ancient India.
Dr. C Rajendran, currently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit is a scholar of international repute. His main works include: The Traditional Sanskrit Theatre of Kerala, Vyaktiviveka- A critical study, Studies in Comparative Poetics and Living Traditions of Natyasastra (Ed). He is the recipient of the Ramakrishna Sanskrit Award for outstanding contributions to Sanskrit teaching and research, instituted by Canadian World Education Foundation. He has also received Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, G.N. Pillai Endowment Award and Prof. M.S. Menon Endowment Award.
Most of the papers compiled here were originally presented at various National and International Seminars. Some of them, subsequently, were also published in Journals like the Adyar Library Bulletin, and Sandhan. As the title of the book suggests, the papers address various aspects of India's cultural tradition epitomized mainly in Sanskrit language and literature. I have also tried to sketch the fascinating story of the migration of India's creative output to far-off territories down the centuries and the changing patterns of the image of India in World literature. Some papers address problems related to the translation of Sanskrit classics to modern languages. Another area covered is comparative literary theory, wherein Sanskrit Poetics is approached from the point of view of contemporary developments in literary theory.
I shall consider myself to be amply rewarded, if this book is of some use to people who are genuinely interested in India's cultural legacy.
|Sanskrit and World Literature||7|
|The Image of India in Western Literature- Changing Patterns||16|
|Indian and Western Literary criticism||23|
|Indian Poetics- Some Post-modern Musings||41|
|Traditional Poetics: An Encounter with Contemporary Literature||47|
|The Concept of Beauty in Indian Tradition||56|
|Development of Sanskrit Drama in Twentieth Century||64|
|Sanskrit Poetry in Post-Independent Kerala||72|
|Some Problems in the Translation of Classics from Sanskrit||82|
|Translation- Problems and Approaches||88|
|Nationalism and Social change- The Role of Sanskrit||94|
|City Life in Ancient India: Gleanings from Sanskrit Literature||100|
|Reference Sources in Sanskrit||107|
|Influence of Purvamimamsa on Alankarasastra||111|
|Caturanga Movements Describes in Rudrata's Kavyalankara||119|
|Sociolinguistic Problems in Natyasastra||128|
|The Idea of Literary History in Sanskrit||135|
|Modes of Address and Reference in Sanskrit Drama- A Socio-Linguistic Approach||141|
|Logical Patterns in Sentence Structure- Gleanings from Mahimabhatta||147|
|Multilingual Experience- Linguistic Hierarchisation in Ancient India||153|
Item Code: NAH478 Author: Dr. C. Rajendran Cover: Paperback Edition: 2004 Publisher: Publication Division, University of Calicut ISBN: 9788177480856 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch Pages: 160 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 210 gms