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Champu is a Sanskrit literary style. It was developed after the era of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas, and the other Mahakavyas and was a later development in the style of writing. It is neither a poem nor a prose but is a transition period between poem and prose in Sanskrit literature. The major works are mainly by the Jain sages, though there are some works are by non Jain authors also.
The most acclaimed work is Nalachampu.