Author: S R Sehgal
Publisher: Hindi Sahitya Sadan
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This critical edition of the Rtusamhara is based on six printed texts and one fragmentary Ms (No 372 of 1887-91) in the Government Mss. Library at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Poona. This contains the text and the commentary of Amarakirtti Suri.
The text has been edited with the complete commentary of Manirama and the fragmentary commentary of Amarakirtti. As Manirama gives an exhaustive gloss on every word of the poem we have generally followed him in editing the text but at several places considerations of sense and context have forced us to adopt other variants.
The introduction gives a general survey of the description of seasons in the Sanskrit literature from the Vedas down to the late classical writers. A comparative study of the descriptions in the Ramayana is sufficient to convince the readers of the indebtedness of the author of this poem to the Adi-kavi.
The number of seasons in Vedic Literature
Rtuvarnana as an essential element in Sanskrit Poetry.
Comparative study of Grisma, Varsa, Sarad and Vasanta
The Ramayana and the Rtusainhara
Who was Amarakirtti Suri?
TEXT WITH COMMENTARIES
List of Interpolated Verses
Names of flowers, plants and trees