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Adhyāya 2. Parvasaṅgraha-parva The second adhyāya contains the Parvasaṅgraha section.  This contains information such as the number of parvas in theMahābhārata, the stories contained in them, the number of adhyāyas and verses in each of them. Before this, the seers ask Ugraśrava what the Samanta-pañcaka was, and in response he says, “In the period between the Tretā and the Dvāpara yugas, Paraśurāma killed a

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This Vyāsa-pūrṇimā, Prekshaa is delighted to present a translation of the masterly introductory essay of A R Krishna Sastri to his magnum opus, the Vacana-bhārata, which is a condensed prose rendition of the Mahābhārata in modern Kannada. The first edition of the book came out in 1950. It was hailed as a great

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Day 3 started on a bright note with Dr. Ganesh speaking about the beautiful qualities of the two great epics as well as Kalidasa's creation, followed by Shashi Kiran's wonderful presentation of the seven sections of the Ramayana. The post-lunch session had a riveting presentation on Kalidasa's Kumarasambhavam by Arjun

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The second day of the Summer School jointly organized by Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth and Chinmaya International Foundation took the participants into a wonderful journey into the past. Starting off with an overview of the poets, it took everyone on the path of Rāma, helped them make friends with Kālidāsa and Guṇāḍhya,

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IV ಇದಿಷ್ಟೂ ಈ ಮಹಾಕಾವ್ಯದ ಇಡಿಯಾದ ಸ್ವರೂಪಸೌಂದರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಕುರಿತ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಪರಿಚಯವಾಯಿತು. ಇನ್ನುಳಿದದ್ದು ಇಂಥ ಸಮಗ್ರಸೌಂದರ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಒದಗಿ ಬಂದ ಬಿಡಿಯಾದ ಚೆಲುವುಗಳ ವಿಶದೀಕರಣ. ಇದು ದಿಟಕ್ಕೂ ಕಷ್ಟ. ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಇಂಥ ಪರಿಚಯಕ್ಕೆ ಕುಮಾರಸಂಭವಕಾವ್ಯಸಮಸ್ತದ ಸೂಕ್ತಿಸರ್ವಸ್ವವನ್ನೂ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ತಂದು ಜೋಡಿಸಬೇಕಾದೀತು. ಈ ಮಹಾಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಆಲಂಕಾರಿಕರು ಹೇಳುವ ಲಕ್ಷಣ, ಗುಣ, ರೀತಿ, ಅಲಂಕಾರ, ವಕ್ರತೆ, ಧ್ವನಿ, ಔಚಿತ್ಯ ಮುಂತಾದ ಎಲ್ಲ ತೆರನಾದ ಕಾವ್ಯಶೋಭಾಕರಧರ್ಮಗಳೂ ಪ್ರಾಯಿಕವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಪದ್ಯದಲ್ಲೆಂಬಂತೆ ಕೋಡಿವರಿದಿವೆ. ಇದೇ ರೀತಿ ಪಾಶ್ಚಾತ್ಯವಿಮರ್ಶನಪದ್ಧತಿಯ

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इत्यर्थ-क्वथितं चैवा- प्येतिभावाख्य-तेमनम् । सज्जीकृते सुभुक्त्यर्थं तुष्यताद्भवदाशयः ॥ We have seen that Mallinatha, lost in his scholarly activities, didn’t spend quality time with his wife. Studying difficult works of shastra was his favourite pastime. This was, in a way, not unreasonable: In order to write commentaries on the works of prodigious scholar-poets like Kalidasa,

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