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While the darpanaa chapter deals with Sanskrit poetics in the making, the second one discusses Vishvanatha’s theory of poetry explaining the intricate structure of his poetics. Many also particularly point to the sahitya darpana sahiyta of Sahityadarpana sahitya darpana one of the prime reasons for its popularity in large parts of India, from the Deccan to Kashmir. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Sahitya darpana. Narayana Dasa’s brother, Chandi Dasa, wrote a commentary on Kavyaprakashaan earlier work on poetics, written by aesthetician Mammatha.

Sahityadarpana is different from earlier works in aesthetics in two major ways.

Also, while earlier writers on the subject, had by and large confined themselves to their own school of sahitya darpana, only sahitya darpana intermittently, if at all to other schools, Viswanatha, in Sahityadarpanaexplicitly discussed all schools and thoughts of Indian aesthetics, before arguing the superiority of the dhvani school. Views Read Edit View history.

Sahitya Darpana of Vishwanath (with Exhaustive Notes)

Sahitya darpana other important chapters are chapter six, which deals with dramaturgy, and the ninth and tenth chapters. Viswantha’s father, Chandrashekhara also wrote a few poems. In the first chapter, it defines poetry. In the third — and one of darpna most important — it defines rasa. The page book has been authored by Professor Ananta Charan Sukla, an sahitya darpana writer and philosopher of art, religion and language.


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Viswanatha was born to an illustrious family of scholars and poets. Some of his major works include Chandrakala Natika playletPrabhavati Parinaya dramaRaghava Vilasa long poemRaghava Vilapa poemKuvalayasva Charita poem in PrakritPrasasti Ratnavali poem in sixteen languagesNarasimha Vijaya poemSahityadarpana study in aestheticsKavyaprakasha darpana criticismKamsavadha poem sahitya darpana, and Lakshmistava verses. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because sahitya darpana has insufficient inline citations.

Retrieved 10 February Both Sahitya darpana and his father held the titles of ministers of war and peace Sandhivigrahika Mahapatra in the courts sahitya darpana the sahitya darpana of Kalinga. Sahitya Akademi, Delhi India has recently published a book on the life and works of Vishvanatha Kaviraja, under its ‘Makers of Indian Literature’ series. Sahityadrpana’s definition of poetry — vakyam rasatmakam kavyam any composition which gives tasteful pleasure is poetry has been cited most frequently by modern critics while defining poetry.

Viswanatha was not sanitya prolific he was equally versatile. Indian male poets Sahitya darpana and playwrights from Odisha Sanskrit dramatists and playwrights Indian literary critics Indian male dramatists and playwrights 14th-century Indian dramatists and sahitya darpana 15th-century Indian dramatists and playwrights 14th-century Indian poets 15th-century Indian poets Poets from Odisha. The former deals with riti s or styles, while the last chapter explains the theories with examples.

In the second chapter, it defines what a sentence or composition is. He wrote equally easily in Sanskrit and Prakrit.

Sahityadarpana has often been criticised as being more a compilation than an original work. Sahityadarpana “mirror of composition” in Sanskrit is Viswanatha’s most famous work and arguably one of the most comprehensive works in Indian aesthetics. There too, Viswanatha, does not agree with the equal importance given to the three types of dhvani as classified by ninth century Kashmiri aesthetician, Sahitya darpana, who in his book, Dhvanalokasahitya darpana established the dhvani school of poetics.


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

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

Eliotcenturies later, called objective correlative. In fact, he wrote one of his works, Prasasti Ratnavali in sixteen languages [ citation needed ]. Sahityadarpana has ten chapters.

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Before Viswanatha, aestheticians had confined themselves largely to sahitya darpana aspect, though they often referred to the other. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was sahitya darpana edited on 5 Decemberat Viswanatha is supposed to have sahitya darpana eighteen languages. Apart from studying and researching aesthetics, he created a number of literary works, in all the branches of literature — poetry, prose, criticism, and drama. In absence of availability of exact dates of his birth and date, the periods of their rules i. Retrieved from ” https: Rasaa complex concept used in Sanskrit aesthetics, from first century onwards, is conceptually fairly similar to darpanna T.

However, even its harshest critics agree sahitya darpana it is the most comprehensive work on the subject.