A SARIT edition
  • Funder: The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Principal: Sheldon Pollock
  • prepared for SARIT by: Andrew Ollett
  • data entry by: SWIFT Information Technologies, Mumbai

Publication Statement

Published by SARIT: Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts, 2013-2016.
Availability: restricted

Notes Statement

Source Description

Title: Kāvyalakṣaṇa of Daṇḍin (also known as Kāvyādarśa) with Commentary Called Ratnaśrī of Ratnaśrījñāna
Editor: Prof. Anantalal Thakur
Editor: Prof. Upendra Jha
Publisher: Mithila Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Sanskrit Learning
Place of Publication: Darbhanga
Date: 1957

Encoding Description

The printed edition that forms of the basis of this electronic edition is in the Devanāgarī script. The Devanāgarī version of this electronic edition was produced by double-keyboarding. The Romanized version was produced by automatic transliteration of the Devanāgarī version, using the standard IAST scheme of transliteration. Note that the printed edition is based on a single manuscript, and corrections to that manuscript are often made in the text rather than the apparatus. Some of the representational strategies of the printed edition (for example, printing a visarga within square brackets) are impossible to duplicate using the Unicode symbols for Devanāgarī (because they involve the independent use of characters that cannot be used independently), and hence they are followed with a /?/ in the Devanāgarī version. These problems do not arise in the Romanized version, but because this version has been generated automatically, the problem-marker /?/ still appears. Note also that the word-division of both the Romanized and Devanāgarī text is precisely as found in the source edition (i.e., yadyapi rather than yady api).

Daṇḍin's root-text is included in Ratnaśrījñāna's commentary. Daṇḍin's verses have the @type="mūla" (should one wish to extract them or display them separately or differently). I have organized the commentary into "blocks" (<div @type="sūtra">) that more or less correspond to sūtras of the root text, although sometimes Ratnaśrījñāna comments on several verses at a time. A special case are the extended treatments of particular figures, which are organized into "circles" (cakras); these are also contained in the same "block" elements (<div @type="sūtra">).

Cross-references have been tagged with standard abbreviations, based on the list found in Dwivedi's edition (2007) of the Śṛṅgāraprakāśa.

Revision Description

  • 2013-12-18: Initial conversion and validation. By AO