Jankiharana of Kumaradasa: A Critically Study (Cantos. 16-20)

by Raghavan, C.R. Swaminathan


  • ISBN: 9788120809758, 8120809750
  • Year of Publication: 2000
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 450.00

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    Janakiharana of Kumaradasa is the first Sanskrit Mahakavya, so far as the

    extant literature goes, to deal solely with the whole of the

    Ramayana-story. Its further interest is that it was produced in Ceylon,

    showing thereby the wider world over which Sanskrit had its sway.

    After manuscripts of the full text of the poem in twenty cantos had to come

    to light in South India, what is now presented was the first systematic and

    critical study to be undertaken to the author and the text and its position

    vis-a-vis other Mahakavyas. In addition to the above study and the critical

    edition of the cantos which were at that time unpublished, the book offers

    an examination of the large number of extra-verses found in some MSS of the

    text and showing them as interpolations.

    Review(s)

    "In the present work the author had made a very intensive study of the poem

    of Kumaradasa from the historical, cultural and the rhetorician's point of

    view... The romantic story of the discovery (of the MSS) of this brilliant

    classical Mahakavya, ne

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