Postmodernism is a concept that encompasses a wide range of ideals and practices. It incorporates a number of philosophies that can be considered postmodern. It is not a method of doing philosophy, but a way of approaching traditional ideas and practices in non-traditional ways that deviate from pre-established super structural modes. It has influenced many cultural fields, including religion, literary criticism, linguistics, history, anthropology, visual arts, music and so on.
India has powerful, attested, traditions of texts and thinkers in disciplines ranging from prosody to philosophy and these are enshrined mainly in Sanskrit. This tradition has attested texts and thinkers in a wide range of disciplines-philosophy, grammar, poetics, prosody, astronomy, etc. Post modernism has opened endless possibilities of discourses free from the clutches of the grand narratives, race, gender, ethnicity and other aspects of human discourses. This aspect of the post-modernism has given us the space for a three day national seminar on Sanskrit Poetics in the Post Modern Scenario. It was an attempt to apply critically the aesthetic theories of two cultures to the empirical realities. This book is an outcome of the above seminar.