A History of Indian Literature: Buddhist literature and Jaina literature

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 640 pages
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The present English translation is based on the original German work written by Professor Winternitz and has been revised in the light of further researches on the subject by different scholars in India and elsewhere. Vol. I relates to Veda (the four Samhitas), Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanisads, Vedangas and the Literature of the ritual. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Puranic literature and Tantra. Vol. II deals with the Buddhist Literature of India and the Jaina Literature. Vol. III covers Classical Sanskrit Literature comprising ornate Poetry, Drama, Narrative Literature, Grammar, Lexiocography, Philosophy, Dharma-Sastra, Artha-Sastra, Architecture, Music, Kama-Sutra, Ayurveda, Astronomy, Astrology and Mathematics.
  

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Contents

The Palicanon or the Tipitaka
3
The Vinayapitaka of the Palicanon
22
The Suttapitaka of the Palicanon
33
The Abhidhammapitaka Buddhist Scholasticism
160
The noncanonical Paliliterature
168
Buddhistic literature in pure and mixed Sanskrit
217
SECTION IV
408
What is Pali?
576
The Year of the Death of Mahavira
587
Index
601
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