The Sahityakantakoddhara is expository in nature, but belongs to the field of "Grammar as an Applied Science". It is similar to the section on sabdasuddhi in Kavyalamkarasutravrtti of Vamana. The 6th chapter in Bhamaha's Kavyalamkara, the Prayogikadhikarana of Vamana, and Durghatavrtti are only a few works that have a systematic treatment pointing out the correctness or otherwise of some of the usages of Poets in Sanskrit. Compared to the bulk of works dealing with other literary aspects, the works on sabdasuddhi are very few.
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