Caturacintamanih is a compilation of subjects relating to poetics and dramaturgy. Inclusion of description of female body, the seasons and the sundry topics of sunset, moonrise etc. has given a different dimension to this work. The purpose of writing such a work was to preserve and perpetuate Sanskrit learning and literature as well. The editor very carefully compares the manuscripts available for producing this important volume.
I wish the academic world over will appreciate very much the relevance of such publication by the Asiatic Society.
After a brief discussion on Rasas, the author describes types of Nayakas, their attendants. Then he takes up the account of three traditional types of Nayakas namely Svakiya, Parakiya and Vesya. Then he discusses Vipralambha Srngara.-. in its four aspects (i) Parvanuraga (ii) Nana (iii) Pravasa (iv) Karunatmaka Vipralambha.*
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