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Glimpses of Sanskrit Literature [PDF]

by A.N.D. Haksar
Sanskrit has an unbroken literary tradition of at least three thousand years. As the principal language of Indias thought and culture for much of this time, it has a unique position in national identity.

The vast literature of Sanskrit is a major component of Indias cultural heritage. Its study occupies an important place, both in traditional learning and in current scholarship about Indic civilization. But the fruit of this knowledge has, to a considerable extent, stayed within the domain of the specialist.

While the great sacred and philosophical works are well known, other aspects of Sanskrit literature have had comparatively less public exposure.

The present volume seeks to fill this gap for general readers, both in India and abroad. Focused mainly on classical literature, it is based on scholarship of the first rank and attuned to a broader interest.

Sixteen distinguished Indian and foreign experts comment here on different aspects of Sanskrits literary treasure house, ranging from the famous epic, dramatic, poetic and prose works to anthologies, epigrams and the inscriptional poetry found in and outside India. Also reviewed are Sanskrit linguistics, poetics and mathematics, together with contemporary writings and modem Sanskrit studies abroad.

This book gives revealing glimpses of a magnificent literature. It includes also an introductory overall appraisal from the Vedic times onwards. A special feature is a select anthology of translated excerpts from celebrated Sanskrit classics to enable the literature to speak for itself.
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1. Persia Emily | 23.11.2017 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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