FW: [INDOLOGY] Contemporary Sanskrit poetry

Deshpande, Madhav mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Thu Jun 2 11:09:37 UTC 2011

From: Deshpande, Madhav
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 6:37 AM
To: Chris Clark
Subject: RE: [INDOLOGY] Contemporary Sanskrit poetry

There is a 1963 Marathi book by Shridhar Bhaskar Warnekar titled Arvachin Samskrita Sahitya giving a detailed survey of modern Skt lit.  A massive volume of Warnekar's own poetic contribution was also published after he passed away.  His epic poem on Shivaji titled Shivarajyodayam is a wonderful example of a modern poet who in some ways rivals Kalidasa.  There are other surveys of modern Skt lit including those by Ramaji Upadhyaya in Hindi.  I don't know of any significant work in English, and the western research in general is under the illusion of "Death of Sanskrit."


Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
202 South Thayer Street, Suite 6111
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-1608, USA
From: Indology [INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Chris Clark [chris.clark at INBOX.COM]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 12:57 AM
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: [INDOLOGY] Contemporary Sanskrit poetry

Dear colleagues,

Is anyone able to recommend some good overviews of contemporary Sanskrit poetry?

Many thanks,
Chris Clark
PhD candidate, University of Sydney

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