The Book was first released by Mysore University, India in 1982. The author Gurupad K Hegde is a great scholar and has written this book after intense research of Sanskrit literature for several decades.
The book has nine chapters.
The first chapter addresses the pun as alankara in Sanskrit literature.
The Origin of Ramayana is by a sloka of pun! The verse starts with ‘ma nisada’ is a curse on the hunter he should never attain salvation for he killed the beautiful krauncha bird which was consumed in love. And beautifully, the verse also suggests the great Lord Vishnu may attain a position for as he killed the demon Ravana and Valin.
The Author describes in detail the main cause of the concept of fun, the nature of the words and items of the pun in the next chapter.
The Author gives numerous examples to describe the figurative mixtures in the fantastic and beautiful language Sanskrit Flash Cards in chapter three.
And It is to be noted that the only language that has kavyas where two or more tales are narrated throughout the complete span of a poem is Sanskrit. Thus we have kavyas which clarifies Ramayana and Mahabharata in the exact same verse!
Needless to say the author has dealt the Mahabharata kuta slokas which signifies the slokas with knots!
Even though The fifth chapter deals with practical pun and the sixth chapter deals with perceptional pun along with the seventh with situational pun! The eighth chapter of this book deals with the impact of pun in iconography.
The Author concludes in his concluding Sanskrit English Dictionary which pun is everywhere beginning from vedic literature into the contemporary literature that provides the experiences of day to day business of existence.
Over three hundred chosen verses are given as illustrations to understand the pun in English Sanskrit Dictionary.
On Completing the publication we are wonder struck with the writer’s profound reading as well as with the vastness of the wonderful t Sanskrit literature!
Index of subject and indicator of 300 poetry will probably be beneficial to the readers.
Ultimately, we may pray that more such books must come to enlighten us!
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