Contents: Preface. 1. Modern Sanskrit poetry. 2. New trends in the field of Sanskrit poetry of twentieth century. 3. Some noteworthy Sanskrit Mahakavyas of twentieth century. 4. Contribution of Orissa to post-independence Sanskrit Literature. 5. Biographical poems in Sanskrit. 6. Modern Sanskrit poets on Russia and Russian leaders. 7. Alamkaras in the Swami-Vivekananda-Carita-Mahakavya. 8. Bandinah Svadesacinta of Prabodha Kumar Mishra. 9. Miralahari of Ksama Rao. 10. Vyastaragam of Digambara Mahapatra. 11. Sudamacaritam of Pundarikaksa Misra. 12. Poetry of Keshab Chandra Dash. 13. Translated Literature in Sanskrit. 14. Appendix--Bandinah Swadesa Cinta. Index. [2 Articles in Sanskrit].
"The present book embodies fifteen comprehensive and critical essays on Modern Sanskrit Literature. They highlight some of the significant aspects of modern Sanskrit poetry. Some essays contain literary studies of some important poems composed by eminent poets of our time. The book will be very much valuable from the perspective of analytical criticism. It will be useful to the scholars and students alike." (jacket)