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वर्णनेतिवृत्तमीमांसा—भाविकम्

सम्प्रति भाविकाभिधानं किञ्चन साहित्यतत्त्वमवगाहामहे।

भाविकमिति सम्भाविततत्त्वं दण्ड्यादिभिस्तु मौलिकमेवम्।
इतिवृत्तश्रीकारणमतिलोकमनोज्ञवर्णनेङ्गितयुक्तम्॥७॥

तत्त्वस्यास्य स्वरूपनिरूपणं भामहेन सम्यगकारि। यथा—

“भाविकत्वमिति प्राहुः प्रबन्धविषयं गुणम्।
प्रत्यक्षा इव दृश्यन्ते यत्रार्था भूतभाविनः”॥ (काव्यालङ्कारः, ३.५३)

वर्णनेतिवृत्तमीमांसा—चित्रकलादृष्टान्तः

धीपारम्यं वर्णनगतमुक्तिचमत्कृतं हि चित्रं कृतकम्।
हृद्भावशबलदुर्बलगतिस्तु वृत्ते विचित्रशैथिल्याय॥४॥

वर्णनेतिवृत्तमीमांसा

[लेखोऽयं शतावधानिन आर्यगणेशस्य कन्नडभाषानिबद्धशोधप्रबन्धस्य संस्कृतानुवादः (Ref: Ganesh, R. Hadanu-havaṇu. Mangalore: Prasaranga, Mangalore University, 2018. pp.150-176)]

वल्लकीपुस्तकाशक्यं शब्दार्थव्यञ्जनं परम्।
यत्र तत्र भवामीति स्मेरास्याऽवतु भारती॥

“ಅಭಿನವಭಾರತಿ”ಯ ಕೆಲವೊಂದು ವೈಶಿಷ್ಟ್ಯಗಳು—ಛಂದಸ್ಸು, ವಾಚಿಕಾಭಿನಯ

ಛಂದಸ್ಸು

ನಾಟ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವು ಛಂದೋವಿಚಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಬೆಲೆಯುಳ್ಳ ಎಷ್ಟೋ ವಿಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದರೂ ಅಭಿನವಗುಪ್ತನು ತಕ್ಕ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನ್ಯಾಯ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದಂತೆ ತೋರದು. ಆದರೂ ಅವನ ಛಂದಸ್ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮಗಳ ಅರಿವು ಹಿರಿದಾದುದೆಂಬುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂದೇಹವಿಲ್ಲ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಕೇವಲ ಒಂದೇ ಒಂದು ನಿದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ನಾವಿಲ್ಲಿ ಗಮನಿಸಬಹುದು. ಅದು ವಿವಿಧಚ್ಛಂದಸ್ಸುಗಳ ಪಾಠ್ಯತ್ವ ಮತ್ತು ಗೇಯತ್ವಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ ವಿವೇಕ.

“ಅಭಿನವಭಾರತಿ”ಯ ಕೆಲವೊಂದು ವೈಶಿಷ್ಟ್ಯಗಳು — ದಶರೂಪಕ

ದಶರೂಪಕ

ನಾಟ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದ ಮುಖ್ಯಾಧಿಕರಣಗಳಲ್ಲೊಂದು ದಶರೂಪಕಾಧ್ಯಾಯ. ದೃಶ್ಯಕಾವ್ಯವನ್ನು ವಿವಿಧರೀತಿಯ ನಾಟ್ಯರಸಿಕರ ರುಚಿಭೇದಗಳನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಹತ್ತು ಹನ್ನೊಂದು ಬಗೆಯ (ಹನ್ನೊಂದನೆಯದು “ನಾಟಿಕಾ” ಎಂಬ ಪ್ರಕಾರ. ಇದು ಮುಂದೆ “ಉಪರೂಪಕ”ಗಳ ವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ಸೇರಿತು) ವಿಭಾಗಗಳಾಗಿ ವಿಂಗಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ಬಗೆಗೆ ವಿ. ರಾಘವನ್ ವ್ಯಾಪಕವಾದ ಅಧ್ಯಯನವನ್ನೇ ನಡಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ[1]. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ದಶರೂಪಕದ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆಯು ಭಾರತೀಯರಂಗಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಗೆ ಬೆಳೆದುಬಂದಿತೆಂಬ ದಿಕ್ಸೂಚಿಯಿದೆ. ನಾವಿಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇವಲ ಅಭಿನವಗುಪ್ತನ ಮತವನ್ನು ಮಾತ್ರ ಕೇಂದ್ರೀಕರಿಸೋಣ.

Avadhānam – An Aesthetic Perspective

Avadhānam is an ancient art/sport of India. It involves extempore creation of metrical verses on a variety of topics under myriad aesthetic constraints. It is a quintessential representative of that defining trait of all Indian classical arts – spontaneity. “Cittaikāgryam avadhānam,” “Avadhānam is the focusing of the mind” is its traditional definition. Any exercise in any art form requiring extensive concentration can borrow this term.

Timeless Romance of the Gāhā-Satta-Saī – Part 3

Here we see a fluttering of the left eye of a woman separated from her husband. For women, this is a good omen indeed! Anticipating the return of her husband, she ties a festoon with her eyes to the entrance door and tells the left eye, “O Left Eye, who signalled the good omen of my husband’s return! Out of gratitude for your help to me, I will first see my husband through you and will reward you in that manner.” Look here, we find a charitable rest-house; a place where weary travellers are offered water to quench their thirst. There’s a beautiful girl here who offers the water.

Timeless Romance of the Gāhā-Satta-Saī – Part 2

One has to really admire the cleverness of some of these two-timing women. One of them turned in a fine performance of bawling after having, apparently, been stung by a scorpion. Her friends, ever too eager to help, carried her away right in front of her artless husband – evidently to get her the much-needed medical assistance. No prizes here for guessing that it was in fact to her lover’s secret nest that she was really transported to. Now this next one has brought her lover to her home and has in fact introduced him to her husband as a kinsman from her hometown!