Odissi
Odissi, also known as Orissi (Oriya: ଓଡିଶୀ Oḍiśī), is one of the eight classical dance forms of India. It originates from the state of Odisha, in eastern India. It is the oldest surviving dance f...
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Dasakumaracarita
Dashakumaracharita (The narrative of ten young men, IAST: Daśa-kumāra-carita, Devanagari: दशकुमारचरित) is a prose romance in Sanskrit, attributed to Dandin (दण्डी) in the 7th century CE, though there ...
Ashtapadi
Ashtapadis or Ashtapadi are Indian hymns where the music has eight lines (steps) within each composition. Each ashtapadi song is set in a special raga (an Indian musical mode) and tala. It is a rhyme ...
Bhartṛhari
Bhartṛhari (Devanagari: भर्तृहरि; also romanised as Bhartrihari; fl. c. 5th century CE) is a Sanskrit author who is likely to have written two influential Sanskrit texts in the domain of grammar:Of qu...
Ilango Adigal
Ilango Adigal was a Chera prince from the 2nd century AD/CE, who is the author of Silappathikaram, one of the five great epics of Tamil literature. Ilango was the brother of Chera king Cheran Chengutt...
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Ottakoothar
Ottakoothar (Tamil:ஒட்டகூத்தர்) was a Tamil court poet of three Chola kings, namely Vikrama Chola, Kulotunga II and Rajaraja II. He wrote poems in praise of these three kings, namely Vikrama Cholan Ul...
Bhavabhuti
Bhavabhuti (Sanskrit: भवभूति) was an 8th-century scholar of India noted for his plays and poetry, written in Sanskrit. His plays are considered equivalent to the works of Kalidasa. Bhavbhuti was b...
Vishakhadatta
Vishakhadatta (Sanskrit: विशाखदत्त) was an Indian Sanskrit poet and playwright. Although Vishakhadatta furnishes the names of his father and grandfather as Maharaja Bhaskaradatta and Maharaja Vate...
Tirutakkatevar
Tirutakkatevar was a Tamil Jain poet who wrote Cīvaka Cintāmaṇi, one of The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature. He, as a local king, also supported Kambar, one of the most famous poets of Tamil lit...
Avvaiyar
The Avvaiyars (Tamil: ஔவையார்; 'Respectable Women') was the title of more than one poet who was active during different periods of Tamil literature. The Avvaiyar were some of the most famous and i...
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Vyasa
Vyasa (Sanskrit: व्यास, vyāsa, literally “Compiler”) is a central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions. He is also sometimes called Veda Vyāsa (वेदव्यास, veda-vyāsa, "the one who classified...
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Sīthalai Sāttanār
Sattanar or Chithalai Sathanar (Tamil: சாத்தனார், cītalai cāttanār) was the Tamil poet who composed the epic Manimekalai.
Pronounced Sa-tha-naar, the name is derived from (Tamil: சாத்து, s...
Kuntaka
Kuntaka Sanskrit: कुन्तक was a Kashmiri Sanskrit poetician and literary theorist who is remembered for his work Vakroktijīvitam in which he postulates the Vakrokti Siddhānta or theory of Oblique E...
Valmiki
Valmiki (/vɑːlˈmiːki/; Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि Vālmīki) is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Rāmāyaṇa, based on the attribution in the text of the epic i...
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Gita Govinda
The Gita Govinda (Bengali:গীতগোবিন্দ, Oriya: ଗୀତ ଗୋବିନ୍ଦ, Devanagari: गीत गोविन्द) (Song of Govinda) is a work composed by the 12th-century poet, Jayadeva, born in either the village of Jayadeva K...
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Rajasekhara
Rajashekhara (Sanskrit: राजशेखर, Rājaśekhara) was an eminent Sanskrit poet, dramatist and critic. He was court poet of the Gurjara Pratiharas.He wrote Kavyamimamsa between 880 and 920 CE. The wor...
Odissi music
Odissi music (oṛiśī) is a genre of classical music in India originated from the eastern state of Odisha. Indian Classical music has five significant branches: Avanti, Panchali, Odramagadhi, Hindustani...
Works of Jayadeva
Jayadeva was a well known Sanskrit poet and lyricist who was born in Kenduli, Orissa in the 11th century AD. The works of Jayadeva have had a profound influence on Indian culture. They form the basis ...
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Kalidas Samman
The Kalidas Samman (Hindi: कालिदास सम्मान) is a prestigious arts award presented annually by the government of Madhya Pradesh in India. The award is named after Kālidāsa, a renowned Classical Sans...
Gitamohanam
Gita-Mohanam,(गीतमोहनम्)'Spiritual Hymns' is a famous Sanskrit poetry book of Indian Poet Manmohan Acharya.This work has been of great importance in the acceleration of spirituality. The Gita Mohanam ...
Khana (poet)
Khana (Bengali: খনা, pron. khawnaa) was an Indian poet and legendary astrologer, who composed in the medieval Bengali language between the ninth and 12th centuries AD. She is associated with the vill...
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Satakatraya
The Śatakatraya (Sanskrit: शतकत्रय, "the three śatakas") refers to three Indian collections of Sanskrit poetry, containing a hundred verses each. The three śatakas, or "centuries", are known as th...
Śūdraka
Śūdraka (Shudraka) was an Indian king, playwright and novelist. Three Sanskrit plays are ascribed to him - Mricchakatika (The Little Clay Cart), Vinavasavadatta, and a bhana (short one-act monologue),...
Daṇḍin
Daṇḍin is a 6th-7th century Sanskrit author of prose romances and expounder on poetics. Although he produced literature on his own, most notably the Daśakumāracarita, first translated in 1927 as Hindo...
Jaydev Kenduli
Jaydev Kenduli is a village and gram panchayat in Ilambazar community development block in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is believed by many to be the b...
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Gargi Vachaknavi
Gargi Vachaknavi was an ancient Indian philosopher. In Vedic Literature, she is honored as one of the great natural philosophers, renowned expounder of the Vedas, and known as Bramhavadini, a person w...