The effects of different Sanskrit poetic meters

Herman Tull hwtull at MSN.COM
Thu Apr 17 20:49:11 UTC 2008

It seems to me that Professor Edwin Gerow covers this topic in his excellent 
book, Indian Poetics (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1977).

Herman Tull
Princeton, NJ

From: "Jenni Cover" <jenni.cover at URSYS.COM.AU>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:51 PM
Subject: FW: The effects of different Sanskrit poetic meters

> Greetings,
> Can anyone please direct me to articles discussing the effects of 
> different Sanskrit poetic meters. That is, do different meters, such as 
> anustubh, vasantatilaka, shArdUlavikrIḍita, mAlinI, evoke particular 
> moods? If so, what are the moods and how are they evoked?
> There is an appreciation that these meters do evoke different moods, but 
> has anyone articulated the mechanism.
> Thankyou,
> Jennifer Cover
> University of Sydney
> Australia
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