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जगन्नाथविरचितः रसगङ्गाधरः (प्रथमाननम् - काव्यखण्डः, आङ्ग्लभाषया)

Rasagangadhara of Jagannatha Pandita - Kaavyakhanda of First Aanana (Tamil Explanation)

Rasangangadhara of Jagannatha is one of the most important advanced treatises of Sahitya Shastra. It covers in detail all aspects of poetics. In these videos, Smt. Visalakshi Sankaran explains the intricacies of the text in English, covering the initial portion of the text (Till the khandana of Appayya Dikshita's interpretation of the verse nissheshachyutichandanam)

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About the Course

What will you gain from this course? (Key Benefits / Learning Outcomes)

  • In-depth understanding of the initial portions of Rasagangadhara discussing kaavya and its types.
  • Guidance to approach one of the most advanced texts of Sahitya Shastra, and an introduction to the style and language of Jagannatha - emperor of scholars.
  • Appreciation of advanced poetic aspects of Sanskrit literature.

What are the materials/support you get?

  • 15 Pre-recorded videos which you can access anytime, from any device.
  •  Doubt clarifications through Email.

What are the prerequisites to get the best out of this course? (Eligibility)

  • Good knowledge of Sanskrit language and grammar, at the level of Chittoor - Kovida / Acharya - Sahityashastra.
  • Exposure to various types of kavyas is expected. Must have studied other texts of Sahityashastra like Sahityadarpana and Dhvanyaloka.
  • Ability to understand spoken English.



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The Rasagangadhara is an authoritative text on literary theory written in the 17th century by Jagannatha Panditaraja. This large work continues the tradition of the theoretical analysis of literary beauty begun by Anandavardhana (9th cent.) and systematized by Mammata (ca. 12 cent.). The Rasagangadhara treats all the central topics of the Rasa-dhvani tradition in the course of defining terms and criticizing previous characterizations.
Jagannatha was a famous poet and literary critic who lived in the 17th century. The poet is known for his famous treatises like- Bhamini vilasa, Rasagangadhara and Chitramimamsakhandana in Sahityashastra, Manoramakuchamardana in Vyakaranashastra, etc. He was also a poet part excellence, who composed many kaavyas and stotras including Gangalahari, Karunalahari and Lakshmilahari. His title, “Pandita-raja” (Emperor of Scholars) was a well-deserved tribute to his in-depth scholarship across various shaastras. 
The course covers the initial portions of the first chapter (Prathamanana) of Rasagangadhara. It covers the following topics -
मङ्गलाचरणम्
काव्यलक्षणम्
प्रतिभायाः काव्यकारणता
काव्यस्य चातुर्विध्यम्
उत्तमोत्तमकाव्यलक्षणम्
The course ends with Jagannatha’s khandana of Appayya Dikshita’s interpretation of the verse निःशेषच्युतिचन्दनम् ।

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