[INDOLOGY] caesura (yati)

Paul Hackett ph2046 at columbia.edu
Mon Dec 5 15:57:17 UTC 2022

Dear Christian,

> On Dec 5, 2022, at 7:35 AM, Christian Ferstl via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> do you know any relevant studies etc. on caesurae (yati) in Sanskrit metrics? I'm espacially interested in how strict they have to be followed and to what extend they are or may be disobeyed.

I would recommend:

Sheldon Pollock _Aspects of Versification in Sanskrit Lyric Poetry_ New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1977

Part of his presentation is a discussion of shifts in adherence to this feature over time.


Paul Hackett

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