Studies in the Geography of Ancient and Medieval India

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jan 1, 1990 - 397 pages
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Seeing the radiant face of Ma Anandamayi and hearing her laughter you guess that she is an incarnation of Joy. Touched by the caress of Her glance you know that her heart is overflowing with love for all beings. Listening to Her teaching so simple and clear you understand that She is in possession of all Wisdom. But one cannot say whether it is Joy, Love or Wisdom that is the source of all this for with Her all therr are inextricably and indissolubly mingled one coluld not exist without the others.  The joy which Ma anandmayi lives is not that which we know in worldly life, where pleasure and pain, hope, regret and disillusionment, attraction and repulsion follow on each other's heels, born one of another.  Nor is it an egocentric calm of stoic rigidity that erects around itself an rampart of indifference.  Hers is an overflowing, irrepressible joy that expresses itself in gaiety, that knows no obstacles, because it is deeply rooted in the Absolute, beyond the dualities of good and evil, of 'I' and 'not-I', of pleasant and unpleasant, because its unshakable base is Love and Wisdom.

  

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Contents

Chapters Pages I Cakravartiksetra
1
Caturdvlpa and Saptadvipa Vasumati
17
Puranic List of Peoples
26
Puranic List of Rivers
48
Account of Fiftysix Countries
75
Gauda
118
Vaiiga and Varigala
131
Samataa
149
Caurasi
256
Gonarda
264
Kokamukha
275
Gaya
282
Udabhanda
289
Tarkari Sravasti and Dhaka
294
Kalapriya and BrahmaSila
303
Kakandinagari and Kandharapura
308

Pragjyotisa
159
Odisa
167
Gariga and the Gangaridae 213
173
Ariaka Alasanda and Barbara
225
Vahlika Vahika and Gurjara
236
Malaya and Mahisa
243
Krmila
248
Kapilavastu and Tamrarastra
313
Identical Names of Different Localities
318
Cartography
326
The Eight Elephant Forests
331
Index
343
Addenda et Corrigenda
399
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