Acharya Vamana

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Born latter half of the 8th century
Died first half of the 9th century
Philosophy Kavyalankara Sutra

Acharya Vamana (latter half of the 8th century - early 9th century)[1] was one of the most brilliant Rhetoricians. His investigation into the nature of a Kavya is known as theory of Riti.[2]

Vamana’s Kavyalankara Sutra is considered the first attempt at evolving a philosophy of literary aesthetics. He regarded that riti is the soul of Kavya.[3]He presented his formulations in the form of Sutras.