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Author: Arjun Bharadwaj

Arthāntaranyāsaḥ   uktirarthāntaranyāsasyātsāmānyaviśeṣayoḥ | (C.L. – 119) In Arthāntaranyāsa, a general statement is used to provide a rationale for a specific case or a specific case is used to justify a general statement. Iliad - Book 1, lines 217-220 (Achilles says the following to the goddess Athene, who has been sent by the goddess Hera,

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The primary purpose of any work of art is to evoke ‘rasa’, i.e. aesthetic experience in the connoisseur. The experience of rasa is universal and holds true for all times. This is achieved in poetry through verbal expression, by portraying the emotions of characters under various circumstances and also by

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The epics, Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, largely complement each other in terms of what they offer to connoisseurs. Using the terminology of the rasas (flavours of emotions), the predominant rasa in the Iliad, which also acts as the sthāyi-bhāva, is valour (vīra). To sustain the undercurrent of valour for

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The current series examines the literary and aesthetic value of the verses of Kṛṣṇakarṇāmṛtam and wherever possible, touches upon their application to music, dance and painting. The present part gives a brief introduction to the poet, his work and describes a few verses. Kṛṣṇakarṇāmṛtam is a wonderful lyrical composition of three

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