A History of Indian Literature, Volume 1

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1996 - Literary Criticism - 602 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

IntroduCtion 143
1
in Europe
7
What is the Veda?
47
The Atharvaveda Samhita
109
Sacrifice in ancient India and the Vedic Samhitas
148
The Samhitas of the Yajurveda
157
The Brahmanas
174
Aranyakas and Upanisads
209
The fundamental doCtrines of the Upanisads
229
The beginnings of epic poetry in India
291
The main story of the Mahabharata
306
Ancient heropoetry in the Mahabharata
360
Brahminical mythpoetry and legendpoetry in
372
Fables Parables and moral stories in the Mahabha
391
Index
581
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