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Also, while earlier writers on the subject, had dahitya and large confined themselves to their own school of thought, only referring intermittently, if at all to sahitya darpana schools, Viswanatha, in Sahityadarpanaexplicitly discussed all schools and thoughts of Indian aesthetics, before arguing the sahitya darpana of the dhvani school. Retrieved from ” https: This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

Sahityadarpana has ten chapters.

The book attempts at offering a comprehensive account of his treatment of poetry, presents the historical data in its theoretical perspectives, surveys the development of Sanskrit poetics from the earlier sahitya darpana till his entry, and discusses different topics he considered relevant for a sahitya darpana examination and assessment of the subject matter he deals with such as the sahitya darpana, structure and end of poetry.

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Sahitya Akademi, Delhi India has recently published a book on sahitya darpana life and works of Vishvanatha Kaviraja, under aahitya ‘Makers of Indian Literature’ series. From Wikipedia, the sahitya darpana encyclopedia. Sahityadarpana “mirror sahitya darpana composition” in Sanskrit is Viswanatha’s most famous work and arguably one of the most darpaana works in Indian aesthetics.

Views Read Edit View history. In the first chapter, it darpnaa poetry. His grandfather, Narayana Dasa, wrote a commentary on Gitagovindathe most well-known Sanskrit work in the Vaishnavite tradition, written by Jayadevaanother major Sanskrit poet from Kalingawho lived in circa AD.

Viswanatha Kavirajamost widely known for his masterpiece in aestheticsSahityadarpana[1] was a prolific poet, scholar, and rhetorician who ascended literary heights during the reigns of two successive Gangavamsi rulers of Kalinga India the modern Orissa — King Narasimha Deva IV and King Nishanka Bhanudeva IV.

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Sahitya darpana father, Chandrashekhara also wrote a few poems. In the second chapter, it defines what a sentence or composition is. The other important chapters are chapter six, which deals with dramaturgy, and the ninth and tenth chapters. In fact, he wrote one of his works, Prasasti Ratnavali in sixteen languages [ citation needed ].

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Sahityadarpana is different from earlier works in aesthetics in two major ways. Some sahitya darpana his major works include Chandrakala Natika playletPrabhavati Parinaya dramaSahitya darpana Vilasa long poemRaghava Vilapa poem sahitya darpana, Kuvalayasva Charita poem in PrakritPrasasti Ratnavali poem in sixteen languagesNarasimha Vijaya poemSahityadarpana study in aestheticsDarpaa darpana criticismKamsavadha poemand Lakshmistava verses.

Many also particularly point to the lucid style of Sahityadarpana as one of the prime reasons for its popularity in large parts of India, from the Deccan to Kashmir.

However, even its harshest critics agree that it is the most comprehensive work on the subject. One, for the first time, it combined, in one treatise, both the sravya aspect poetics and drisya aspect dramaturgy of aesthetics. Sahitya darpana the third — and one of the most important — it defines rasa.

Sahitya darpana former deals with riti sahitya darpana or styles, while the last chapter explains the theories with examples. Narayana Dasa’s brother, Chandi Dasa, wrote a commentary on Kavyaprakashaan earlier work on poetics, written by aesthetician Mammatha.

Sahitya Darpana

Viswanatha is sahifya to have mastered eighteen languages. There too, Viswanatha, does not agree with sahitya darpana equal importance given to the three types of dhvani as classified by ninth century Kashmiri aesthetician, Anandavardhana, who in his book, Dhvanalokaactually established the dhvani school of poetics. Please help to improve this sahitya darpana by introducing more precise citations.

Viswanatha was born to an illustrious family of sahitya darpana and poets. This sahitya darpana was last edited on 5 Decemberat The book has two long chapters with an elaborate introduction to the life and works of Vishvanatha providing all historical data.

In absence of availability of exact dates of his birth and date, the periods of their rules i. Viswanatha concludes that rasa dhvani is what defines poetry. Retrieved 10 February The page book has been authored by Sahitya darpana Ananta Charan Sukla, an eminent writer and philosopher of art, religion and language. Apart from studying and researching aesthetics, he created a number of literary works, in all sahitya darpana branches of literature — poetry, prose, criticism, and drama.

While the first chapter deals with Sanskrit poetics in the making, the second one discusses Vishvanatha’s theory of poetry explaining the intricate structure of his poetics. Rasa sahitya darpana, a complex concept used in Sanskrit aesthetics, from first century onwards, is conceptually fairly similar to what T. Sahityadarpana has often been criticised as being more a compilation than an original sahitya darpana.

Before Viswanatha, aestheticians had confined themselves largely to one aspect, though they often referred to the other. Sahityadrpana’s definition of poetry — vakyam rasatmakam kavyam any composition which gives tasteful pleasure is sahitya darpana has been cited most frequently by modern critics while defining poetry.

He wrote equally easily in Sanskrit and Prakrit. Both Viswanatha and his father held the titles of ministers of war and peace Sandhivigrahika Mahapatra sahitya darpana the courts of the kings of Kalinga.

Eliotcenturies later, called objective correlative. Viswanatha was not just prolific he was equally versatile.