A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur A. Macdonell

By Arthur A. Macdonell

between the entire historical literatures, that of India is... definitely in intrinsic worth and aesthetic advantage moment in basic terms to that of Greece.
-from the Introduction

It is the oldest well-known language at the planet-indeed, Sanskrit used to be thought of the language of the gods by means of historic Indians. this can be probably the 1st really available quantity ever released at the literature of the grand philosophers and poets of old India, and its strength and significance has no longer reduced because it first seemed in 1900.

This compact but entire assessment of Sanskrit works covers the Rigveda, the Sutras, the epics, lyric poetry, drama, fairy stories & fables, and more.

With profound insights into the mindsets of historical and medieval India, this significant quantity will please scholars of background, international literature, and comparative linguistics.

British pupil ARTHUR A. MACDONELL (1854-1930) used to be Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford collage. he's additionally the writer of A Vedic Reader for college students, Sanskrit Grammar for college kids, and India's prior: A Survey of Her Literatures, Religions, Languages and Antiquities.

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