Kuvalayānanda of Appayya Dīkṣita is one of the most popular, basic texts of Sāhityaśāstra, dealing with the Alaṅkāras. Kuvalayānanda is based on the 5th chapter of the Candrāloka of Jayadeva. Appayya Dīkṣita takes the lakṣaṇas from Candrāloka, and adds many verses of his own, making it one of the most comprehensive treatises on the subject. Written in a clear, easy style, it is ever popular among students of Sanskrit.
In these Tamil lectures, Ms. Visalakshi Sankaran deals with the Kuvalayānanda with customary ease, bringing forth the beauty of the alaṅkāras in simple language. Since Kuvalayānanda is prescribed for study in many examinations, these lectures will be of immense value to students.