This little work has been done on the aesthetics of wonder; the writers on Sanskrit poetics have had little to say about this most attractive sensation. This work examines, in great depth, the excitants of the sense of wonder and the various purposes for which poets harness it and presents the concepts, for the first time in the history of Sanskrit aesthetics, embellished with ddlectable examples drawn from the whole of Sanskrit literature. The crowning achievement of the author is the startlingly new discovery about the nature and the role played by wonder which will revolutionize the existing concept of the sensation. The most attractive and unusual feature of the book is the high readability achieved through a scintillating style of presentation distinguished by sparkling wit and humour. An epoch-making book which scholars and lay lovers of literature alike would love to read.
A.V.SUBRAMANIAN retired as Additional General Manager of the Indian Railways. The prime interest and guiding force of his life has been the pursuit of Sanskrit and Tamil literature. He has written over forty books which have established him as a highly original writer commanding an unusually bright and interesting style of presentation. He has been invited to deliver endowment lectures by Indian Universities and scholarly bodies.