By Dr. G T Deshpande, Prof. Jayant Paranjpe
A Treatise On Poetics, Winner of the SAHITYA AKADEMI Award.
A student of literary aesthetics has to be a both a literary critic and a rasika, an ardent fan. Otherwise his studies are bound to be dry, academic exercises. Dr. Deshpande had a sharp critical faculty combined with a poetic sensibility. He was also a master of classical Sanskrit philosophy, aesthetics and literature. This gives his analysis a depth and an innovation which will delight the reader. His acclaimed works have never bored readers with rhetoric but invited readers on a journey of discovery.
Since literarture holds up a mirror to society it is natural that strands of spirituality, philosophy and other disciplines get entwined in a critical study of literary aesthetics. A holistic approach to studying this ancient art cannot be ignored. For example, when studying concepts like Alankar, Rasa or Dhwani, one can only arrive at their real meaning by tracing their historical development through thousands of years, because the same concepts have meant different things at different times. Most studies have been lacking in such an approach and this book hopes to fill that gap.
This book deals with different schools of thought on poetics and its concepts. These concepts are very relevant in contemporary studies in literarture.
This work was so far available in Marathi and in a Hindi translation. Now it is available in English, thanks to the painstaking efforts of Prof. Jayant Paranjape.
About the Author :
G. T Deshpande (1910 -1989): Sanskrit scholar and critic Ganesh Trayambak Deshpande was born in Vadner Gangayee in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. He studied in Amravati and Nagpur doing his B.A. and L.L.B. After getting his law degree he went on to practice law but a lifelong fascination with Sanskrit pushed him into pursuing the subject seriously. He retired as Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit in Nagpur University. A prolific writer, he wrote many articles and books which won critical acclaim like Kriyatarjuniyam, Alankar Pradeep, Abhinavagupta, and Sankhya Karika. He won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1959 for Bharatiya Sahitya Shastra, A treatise on Indian poetics.
Dr Jayant Paranjpe (1945 - 200) was Professor and Head of the Department of English, Nagpur University. He obtained his Ph. D. for his study of Faulkner's major fiction from teh point of view of Oriental Aesthetics in Sanskrit. He was awarded. D. Litt for his pioneering Marathi books Shri Na Pendase Hastallkhite & Parishkarne and Grace ani Durbodhta. Dr. J. B. Paranjpe has published widely in English and Marathis including a novel Aarth Kaya Andharla and a collection of poems Paulkhuna. His recent publication Critical Investigation dwells on several problems in the field of criticism and literary theories.
Dr. Paranjpe translaated Bharatiya Sahityashatra into English to provide wider access to scholars and researchers of this classic.
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