Indian Poetics is a concise and comprehensive book that deals with all the important aspects of Indian poetics while placing them in the larger context of the history of aesthetics in India. The book has been designed keeping in mind topics in Indian poetics and aesthetics that are taught in courses in MA and BA (Hons) English. Complex concepts are explained lucidly and examples provided from renowned Sanskrit texts as well as poems and plays from the English literary canon. The book includes pronunciation guides, a comprehensive glossary, an essential reading list and an accessible transliteration chart.
Ravi Nandan Sinha was Director, Xavier Research Centre, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Ranchi. He was also Associate Professor and Head, Postgraduate Department of English, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), with over forty years of experience teaching English and Indian poetics to MA and BA students. He was a poet and author of books on literary criticism and was editor of The Quest from 1987 to 2021.
Narendra Kumar was Assistant Professor of Sanskrit at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Ranchi where he taught for twenty-one years. A person of wide interests, he has long experience in journalism, worked as an editorial associate in print media and has been a programme announcer for AIR, Ranchi since 1987.
2. The Tradition of Indian Poetics
3. Aspects of Poetry
4. Words and Sentences
11. Flaws in Poetry
About the Authors