The book presents features of Indian poetics and general applicability of its components in comprehending Indian Poetics. This is a reference book for the students of Hindi and Sanskrit at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research scholars will also find this book useful.
The book has seven chapters. It begins with introduction to Indian poetics. It talks about salient features of poetics, its origin and purpose. It includes a detailed study of ‘Rasa’ [a rhetoric form in any of several tastes or sentiments characterizing a literary work – nine rasas [navrasa] are usually distinguished]; and ‘Sahrdaya’ [the reader who reads literature with pleasure and sensitivity].
The book also defines and analyzes the features of Kaavyaaswaad [the aesthetic experience of reading and comprehending literature]. Also included in the book is critical analysis of the theory of Saadhaaranikaran [general applicability].
The book is appended with a terminological glossary involved in the book.
Aatmkathya by Professor Radhavallabh Tripathi
Shabdaarth sangrah (Glossary)
Rajendra Gautam is a Ph.D in Hindi from Punjab University. He has taught Hindi to undergraduate and postgraduate students over 42 years in various posts – as lecturer, Reader, as Associate Professor and currently a Professor in the department of Hindi, University of Delhi. He has several publications to his credit besides several articles contributed to various academic journals, books and magazines.