By Swami Harshananda
The Sarasvativilāsa is a compilation of various subjects normally dealt with in the dharmaśāstras. The author Pratāpa-rudradeva was a king of the Gajapati dynasty, who ruled at Katakanagarī during the period A. D. 1497-1540. The subjects dealt with in the Vyavahārakānda which is available now in print mostly concern the methods of judicial procedure. The work often quotes from the Mitāksarā of Vijñāneśvara and appreciates the views of Bhāruci who commented upon the Viṣṇudharmasutras.
- Katakanagarī is the modern Cuttack.
- He lived in A. D. 1100.
- He lived in A. D. 700.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore