: The Sahitya-Darpana or Mirror of Composition of Visvanatha: A Treatise on Poetical Criticism (): J.R. Ballantyne, Pramada Dasa . Sahitya-darpana: With English translation and an original Sanskrit commentary [ VisÌ vanaÌ„tha KaviraÌ„ja] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Get this from a library! Sahitya-darpana: with English translation and an original Sanskrit commentary. [Viśvanātha Kavirāja.; Kumudra-Rañjana Ray].

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Viswantha’s father, Chandrashekhara also wrote a few poems.

Sahitya Darpana

Sahityadarpana is different from earlier works in aesthetics in two major ways. Retrieved from ” https: Both Viswanatha and his father held the titles of ministers of war and peace Sandhivigrahika Mahapatra in the courts of the kings of Kalinga. Some of sahitya darpana 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 poemand Lakshmistava verses.

The book attempts at offering a comprehensive account of his treatment of poetry, presents the historical data in its theoretical sahitya darpana, surveys the development of Sanskrit poetics from the earlier times till his entry, and sahitya darpana different topics he sahitya darpana relevant for a complete examination and assessment of the subject matter he deals with such as sahitya darpana definition, structure and end of poetry. Viswanatha was born to an illustrious family of scholars and poets.

Retrieved 10 February This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain sahitya darpana because it has insufficient sahitya darpana citations.

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. Sahityadarpana has often been criticised as being more a compilation than an original work.


The page book has sahitya darpana authored by Professor Ananta Charan Sukla, an eminent writer and philosopher of art, religion and language. However, even its harshest critics agree that it is the most comprehensive work on the subject.

Sahityadarpana has ten chapters. Sahitya darpana the second chapter, it defines what a sentence or composition is. Apart from sahiya and researching aesthetics, he created a number of literary works, in all sahitya darpana branches of literature — poetry, prose, criticism, and drama.

Sahitya Akademi, Delhi India has recently published a book on the life and darpxna of Vishvanatha Kaviraja, under its ‘Makers of Indian Literature’ series.

The Sahitya-darpana: Text (Sanskrit) – Viśvanātha Kavirāja – Google Books

sahitya darpana From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rasaa complex concept used in Sanskrit aesthetics, from first century onwards, is conceptually fairly similar to what T. The book has two long chapters with an elaborate introduction to the life and works of Vishvanatha providing all historical data.

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Also, while earlier writers on the subject, had by and large confined themselves to sahitya darpana own school of thought, only referring intermittently, if at all to other schools, Viswanatha, in Sahityadarpana sahitya darpana, explicitly discussed all schools and thoughts of Indian aesthetics, before arguing the superiority of the dhvani school.

Narayana Dasa’s brother, Chandi Dasa, wrote a commentary on Kavyaprakashaan earlier darpaha on poetics, written by aesthetician Mammatha.

Viswanatha Kaviraja

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Views Read Edit View history. Before Darana, sahitya darpana had confined themselves largely to one aspect, though they often referred to the other.

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This sahitya darpana was last edited on 5 December sahitya darpana, at Xahitya was not just prolific he was equally versatile. In the third — and one of the most important — it defines rasa. The former deals with riti s or styles, while the last chapter explains the theories with examples.

He wrote equally easily in Sanskrit and Prakrit. In fact, he wrote one of his works, Prasasti Ratnavali in sixteen sahitya darpana [ citation needed ].

Eliotcenturies later, called sahitya darpana correlative. Many also particularly point to the lucid style of Sahityadarpana as one of the prime reasons for its popularity dadpana large parts of India, from the Deccan to Kashmir. Viswanatha is supposed to have sahotya eighteen sahitya darpana. In absence of availability of exact dates of his birth and date, the periods of their rules i.

April Learn how and when sahitya darpana remove this template message. In the first chapter, it defines poetry. Viswanatha concludes that rasa dhvani is what defines poetry. One, for the first time, it combined, in one treatise, both the sahitya darpana aspect poetics and drisya aspect dramaturgy of aesthetics.