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by G.T. DeshpandePaperback (Edition: 2009)
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Abhinavagupta (A.D. 940-1015), authority on Indian theatre, literary criticism and aesthetics, belonged to the Pratyabhijna School of Kashmir Shaivism. In the interpretation of Rasasutra, Abhinavagupta followed the theory of Dhvani or suggestion as propounded by Anandavardhana but also accepted the concept of Sadharanikarana or universalization from Bhattanayaka.
It is on the basis on Abhinavagupta's commentaries that we get a clear idea about the theories propounded in the Dhvanyaloka and Natya Shastra. His commentaries written in a fluent and ornate style have a place as pure literature itself.
Abut the Author:
G.T. Deshpande (b. 1910), the author of this book, retired in 1972 as Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit in Nagpur University. A recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Dr. Deshpande has made notable contributions to the study of the Vedas, Alankarashastra, Grammar and Indian Philosophy. His numerous publications include Bharatiya Sahitya Shastra, Alankar Pradeep, and Sankhya Karika.
|IV||Abhinavagupta's Theory of Aesthetics (I)||65|
|V||Abhinavagupta's Theory of Aesthetics (II)||100|
|VI||Abhinavagupta's Influence on Later Writers||128|
|VII||Abhinavagupta's Contribution to Indian Thought||138|