This course explores the features of prose and campū literature in Sanskrit and provides an illustration of each of the two types. The course also introduces the dialectics and critical analysis that the theorists of Sanskrit literature engaged in.
In this course students will be able to:
- Understand the critical inquiry involved in the construction of theories in the Hindu knowledge traditions.
- Observe how the standards of creative writing were evaluated differently in the case of prose and campū compositions.
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Required / Elective: Required
Prerequisites: Completion of Sāhitya – III
Faculty / Instructor: Prof Madhusudan Penna
Quarter Offered: Winter 2021