The book under review titled Pun In Sanskrit Literature - A New Approach is a fantastic book.
All Sanskrit lovers and pun lovers should read this book without fail.
The book was first published by Mysore University, India in 1982. The author Gurupad K Hegde is a great scholar and has written this book after intense study of Sanskrit literature for many years.
The book has nine chapters.
The first chapter deals with the pun as alankara in Sanskrit literature.
The origin of pun starts with the first kavya (adi kavya) of the world written by the world's first poet, sage Valmiki.
The origin of Ramayana is from a sloka of pun! The verse starts with 'ma nisada' is a curse on the hunter that he should never attain salvation for he killed the beautiful krauncha bird which was absorbed in love. And wonderfully, the verse also means that the great Lord Vishnu may attain a position for ever as he killed the demon Ravana and Valin.