A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur A. Macdonell

By Arthur A. Macdonell

between the entire historic literatures, that of India is... unquestionably in intrinsic worth and aesthetic advantage moment merely to that of Greece.
-from the Introduction

It is the oldest famous language at the planet-indeed, Sanskrit was once thought of the language of the gods via old Indians. this can be might be the 1st actually obtainable quantity ever released at the literature of the grand philosophers and poets of old India, and its energy and significance has no longer decreased because it first seemed in 1900.

This compact but entire evaluate 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 heritage, global literature, and comparative linguistics.

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

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