Arthur A. Macdonell's A History of Sanskrit Literature PDF

By Arthur A. Macdonell

ISBN-10: 1596053100

ISBN-13: 9781596053106

between the entire historic literatures, that of India is... absolutely 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 used to be thought of the language of the gods via historic Indians. this is often possibly the 1st actually obtainable quantity ever released at the literature of the grand philosophers and poets of historical India, and its energy and value has no longer reduced because it first seemed in 1900.

This compact but entire evaluation 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 old and medieval India, this significant quantity will please scholars of background, global literature, and comparative linguistics.

British student 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 students, Sanskrit Grammar for college kids, and India's earlier: A Survey of Her Literatures, Religions, Languages and Antiquities.

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