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Sāhitya - II

In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both the commoner and the connoisseur. As with all śāstras in the Indic knowledge traditions, kāvya and kāvya-śāstra, i.e. literary composition and the theory of composition have a well instituted and standardized methodology, structure and system. This is the second course in a sequence of four courses in Sāhitya – Classical Sanskrit literature which features an abundance of compositions of metrical verses rather than prose. Consequently, the theories of composition discuss the elements and standards of poetry in great depth and shape the ideas of aesthetics in the Indic literary world.

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Course Code: SAN 6103

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 600

In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both the commoner and the connoisseur. As with all śāstras in the Indic knowledge traditions, kāvya and kāvya-śāstra, i.e. literary composition and the theory of composition have a well instituted and standardized methodology, structure and system. This is the second course in a sequence of four courses in Sāhitya – Classical Sanskrit literature which features an abundance of compositions of metrical verses rather than prose. Consequently, the theories of composition discuss the elements and standards of poetry in great depth and shape the ideas of aesthetics in the Indic literary world.

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Course content:

This course elucidates the basics of Sanskrit poetics, focusing on the purposes of literary composition, standards and the nature of the verbal and semantic elements that constitute literary compositions.

In this course students will be able to:

  1. Review a literary work based on the knowledge of theories of poetics and its technicalities to evaluate and better appreciate it
  2. Understand the various potencies of words and how their significance and meaning is the kavi’s masterstroke in literary works
  3. Enjoy reading context-based and non-context-based literature

Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies

Required / Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Completion of Sāhitya – I

Faculty / Instructor:  Prof Madhusudan Penna

Quarter Offered:  TBD

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