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Sāhitya - III

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 third course in a sequence of four courses in Sāhitya – Classical Sanskrit literature. In India, Sanskrit drama was a living tradition of performance that connected classical literature to the public. The theories of drama are sensitive to this aspect and provide in detail and depth, in addition to literary theories, guidelines for the infrastructure, stage-plan, attire, and countenance of the actors, etc. The psychological elements that influence the audience and methods to bring the desired sentiment in the performance are also discussed.

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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 third course in a sequence of four courses in Sāhitya – Classical Sanskrit literature. In India, Sanskrit drama was a living tradition of performance that connected classical literature to the public. The theories of drama are sensitive to this aspect and provide in detail and depth, in addition to literary theories, guidelines for the infrastructure, stage-plan, attire, and countenance of the actors, etc. The psychological elements that influence the audience and methods to bring the desired sentiment in the performance are also discussed.

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Course content:

This course explores the landscape of drama literature, theories of sentiments and the goals of the art form along with illustrations from classical dramas based on varieties of plots.

In this course students will be able to:

    1. Understand the framework of drama literature among the classical Sanskrit literary works
    2. Observe the social diversity depicted through the usage of language, its state of refinement, description of social stature and ways of life of the different characters through a play
    3. Understand the treatment of a plot by the nāṭyakāra – the dramatist to create a stimulating story narration and depiction

Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies

Required / Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Completion of Sāhitya – II

Faculty / Instructor:  Prof Madhusudan Penna

Quarter Offered:  TBD

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