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The Literary Semantics of Kalidasa: A Pragmatic Approach

 
H.L. Shukla (Author)
Synopsis In this work Professor H.L. Shukla deals with some of the burning questions posed by literary criticism in our time. The author lays special stress on the part played by Kalidasa in the literary process and his contribution to the intellectual life to Indian Society. The Literary Semantics offers the hope of methodological support when problems arise which necessitate answers from several branches of learning, each of whose method seems incompatible with that of the other, or when the envisaged research is multidimensional and the dimensions call for different categories which in the final instance should be congruous, or simply when this insight in Kalidasa is to be complemented. This contribution is naturally aimed at Sanskritists, but also at everyone who wishes to become familiar with the pragmatic concepts of experience, perceiving, understanding, describing and interpreting the literary semantics of Kalidasa in particular and literary criticism in general.
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About the author

H.L. Shukla

H.L. Shukla (b. 1939) has created, and for forty years he has dominated the field of Indology and modern linguistics. Professor H.L. Shukla, throughout position-holder and goldmedalist with double Ph.D. and D.Litt., is a brilliant luminary in the firmament of Indology. His valuable contributions to the various aspects of Indology, Ethno-history, Ethno-linguistics, Ethnic Literature, Ethno-music, Ethno-semiotics, Diatectology, Dictionary and Literary criticism in particular, now covering more than thirty years, are too well-known to need any introduction. His grounding in the Sanskrit learning with the command on tribal languages through modern linguistics enabled him to delve deeper in the interpretation of Indian culture and translation of Ramayana in the tribal languages. His history of Bastar in seven volumes has opened new chapter in Indian history. Professor Shukla has till now completed several research projects, published 44 books and over hundreds of research papers in Indian and foreign journals. As an editor of two research Journals (Psycholingua and Multilingua, 1970-), he produced hundred of scholars. His books have been widely reviewed and quoted in international and national Journals, books, seminars, conferences, etc. he has guided 34 research scholars for Ph.D. and D.Litt. and has been the member of more than fifty academic bodies. He founded the Department of Comparative Language and Culture in 19880 and has so far produced hundreds of scholars in M.A. Sanskrit, Prakrit and Linguistics, M.Phil. comparative Linguistics, P.G. Diploma in Linguistics and Tribal Languages. Formerly he was Professor-cum-Director of the Institute of Correspondence Courses, Bhopal University, Bhopal.

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Title The Literary Semantics of Kalidasa: A Pragmatic Approach
Author H.L. Shukla
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1987
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121200598
length viii+147p., Tables; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 21cm.