This volume contains the most comprehensive collection of scholarly sources on Indian poetics and aesthetics (the Alamkarashastra) ever published in ancient India. Entries are divided into three sections and a detailed index is provided.
Reference to primary sources from several languages range from about the fifth to the nineteenth centuries. Secondary sources in two dozen languages are divided into two sections, viz., books and articles. These begin in the mid-nineteenth century and continue to the present. Annotations are usually brief and descriptive.