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Sanskrit Literature

Sanskrit literature can be classified under six orthodox heads and four secular heads. The six orthodox sections form the authoritative scriptures of the Hindus. The four secular sections embody the later developments in classical Sanskrit literature.

THE SIX SCRIPTURES ARE

Srutis

Smritis

Itihasas

Puranas

Agamas

Darsanas.

THE FOUR SECULAR WRITINGS ARE

Subhashitas

Kavyas

Natakas

Alankaras.


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