Sanskrit literature

(redirected from Mahakavya)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to Sanskrit literature

Hindu literature written in Sanskrit

References in periodicals archive ?
The first of them ("Baking Uma")--which is focused on Kalidasa's other great mahakavya, the Kumarasambhava--neatly fits with Shulman's essay on the Raghuvamsa, and Tubb helpfully links the two in his prefatory remarks.
La funcion linguistica de los terminos antes explicados como EPICA, EPOPEYA, EPICUS, AVYA Y MAHAKAVYA, es definir un genero concreto de literatura: la epica.
In his first chapter Patel places the Naisadhiya in the context of the rich and multifarious mahakavya tradition and shows the way in which Sriharsa takes part in various philosophical, literary-theoretical, and stylistic conversations.
The Old Javanese text now translated under its correct title Desawarnana ("Depiction of the Districts"), but known before as Nagarakrtagama, belongs to the class of the kakawin, works in which the rules set by Sanskrit poetics for a mahakavya are observed in every respect.
Sanskrit poet, author of Kiratarjuniya ("Arjuna and the Mountain Man"), one of the classical Sanskrit epics classified as a mahakavya ("great poem").
This neglect, stunning though it may seem, is symptomatic of the way in which studies of Sanskrit poetry, and in particular the flagship genre of mahaKavya, have been carried on since the dawn of modern Indology some two and a half centuries ago.
Sanskrit poet and grammarian, author of the influential Bhattikavya, which is sometimes classified among the model mahakavya s ("great poems"), or classical epics.
2) Alongside its Obvious significance for commentators, the mahakavya was also a lightning rod for translation and adaptation.
The Gitagovinda is sometimes classified as a mahakavya, although it is less grammatically rigid than other mahakavya s.
In encapsulating a major feature of most mahakavya, Bronner connects slesa practices with what he calls a "refinement" of epic sensibilities: a linguistic space where ethically troubling or embarrassing episodes can be addressed, critiqued, or resolved, and where buried feelings can bubble up to produce startling revelations.
The style finds its classical expression in the so-called mahakavya ("great poem"), the strophic lyric (a lyric based on a rhythmic system of two or more lines repeated as a unit), and the Sanskrit theater.
Sanskrit poet whose only surviving work is Sisupalavadha ("The Slaying of King Sisupala"), an influential mahakavya ("great poem"), a type of classical epic.
Guiliano Boccali analyzes what he prefers to call "incipits" of a large number of mahakavya-s, which can extend over several sloka-s and do not always fit the threefold requirements of theoreticians such as Dandin's asir namakriya vastunirdesah: "the beginning of most mahakavyas is predominantly the vastunirdesa" (p.
In its classical form, a mahakavya consists of a variable number of comparatively short cantos, each composed in a meter appropriate to its particular subject matter.
The Kumarasambhava in the Light of Indian Theories of the Mahakavya.