A note on the some key terms of Sanskrit literary Criticism
Dr. C Palaiah
We often Sanskrit classics mentioned with respect, but our interest in them, if we are to be honest, is decidedly tepid. Sanskrit critical theories are usually taken for granted or ignored altogether. Though eminent scholars have written histories of Sanskrit Poetics, very few have undertaken the task of demonstrating the practical application of these theories to living literatures. The demonstration, however desirable, is rendered difficult because scholars themselves do not seem to be unanimous on the precise meaning of even the key words in Sanskrit literary theory. It is proposed to discuss the significance of a few such terms in this short article.