This volume contains the most comprehensive collection of scholarly sources on Indian poetics and aesthetics (the Alaṃkāraśāstra ever published in ancient India. Entries are divided into three sections and a detailed index is provided. Reference to primary sources from several languages range from about the 5th to the 19th centuries. Secondary sources in two dozen languages are divided into two sections, viz., books and articles. These begin in the mid-19th century and continue to the present. Annotations are usually brief and descriptive.
Timothy C. Cahill, Ph.D. (1995) University of Pennsylvania, in Sanskrit and Asian Studies, is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University, New Orleans. His research focuses on South Asian religions and comparative aesthetics.
…scholars of Alaṃkāraśāstra will, for some time to come, be grateful to Cahill for this very useful complement to De and Kane…' Edwin Gerow,
Journal of the American Oriental Society, 2003. '
This book is a real boon to all interested in Indian poetics. For, for the first time an excellent bibliographical tool is available as a safe guide to editions of Sanskrit and other texts, translations and secondary literature on this topic.' O.V. Hinüber,
Indo-Iranian Journal, 2002.
All those interested in Indian poetics and aesthetics.