This volume on the twelfth and thirteenth centuries starts with Vidyakara`s retrospect over anonymous poets (named ones having mostly found their places in earlier volumes). After some smaller anthologies a few novels and Mankhaka`s mythological epic we come to a historical epic. History is the most substantial source of matter for literature in the volume.That might seem to contrast with Vol. Vi, but as literature its aim is always are, not facts which narrows the gap.
Harihara survive Jinabhadra II`s prabandha consists of mere anecdotes. With the Simhassansdvatrimsika though it is supposed to be about Vikramaditya and Bhoja we arrive in the world of pure fiction.Harsa II`s is the best epic from this period rich in detail philosophical comically ingenious in its learning. Ita legend is from the Mahabharata but the author`s outlook is strictly Vedist again homorously so.