The book Croaking Frogs is a guide to Sanskrit metrics and figures of speech. It uses contemporary teaching methods to explain traditional Indian Sanskrit prosody and verse forms.
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This guide to Sanskrit metrics and figures of speech can be used as a workbook for learning how to chant verses. It includes fully-worked examples of the most popular types of verse. The book has six sections:
- “Poetic elements in Sanskrit literature ” explains the extensive use of verse in Indian texts.
- “Introduction to Metrics ” gives a clear overview of Sanskrit prosody.
- “A Treasury of Common Meters” includes fully-worked examples of verses drawn from many sources.
- “Figures of Speech” explains similies, metaphors, and other poetic uses of language.
- “Figures of Sound” explains techniques that affect sound, such as rhyme and alliteration.
- A metrical analysis of the Hathapradipika, the best-known work on Hatha Yoga, is included. An Introduction to the Hathapradipika by Anthony Biduck summarizes key spiritual and philosophical ideas of Hatha Yoga.
Includes a Foreword by Consulting Editor Ram Karan Sharma, References, Bibliography, Glossary, Index, and Appendices.
Keywords: Ram Karan Sharma / Rama Karana Sharma / Dr. R. K. Sharma / Sanskrit chants / Sanskrit meters / Sanskrit poetry / Croaking Frogs / chandas