A Companion to Sanskrit Literature: Spanning a Period of Over Three Thousand Years, Containing Brief Accounts of Authors, Works, Characters, Technical Terms, Geographical Names, Myths, Legends and Several Appendices

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1989 - Literary Criticism - 810 pages
A Companion to Sanskrit Literature, the first work of its kind, covers a period of nearly 3500 years from the Vedic age down to the modern times. It seeks to acquaint the reader, within a brief compass, with the contents of outstanding works and authors in Sanskrit literature, followed by up-to-date bibliographies. It presents brief accounts of the important character in well-known poems, dramas and prose works have also been given. Important geographical names, with their modern identification as far as practicable, have also been laid down. Common technical terms, used in the different branches of Sanskrit literature, have been briefly explained, Prominent figures in myths and legends have been dealt with. In a number of appendices, various kinds of useful information about Sanskrit literature including sciences, sports and pastimes, etc. in ancient and medieval India have been set forth. It is an indispensable vade mecum for the general readers, the specialists and researchers. It is like a capsule taking the reader through the vast firmament of Sanskrit literature upto remote ages.
 

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Contents

Principal Figures in Myths and Legends
501
Important Dates Having a Bearing on the History
549
Influence of Sanskrit Outside India
577
A Classified list of Sanskrit Works
618
List of the Important Series in India and Abroad
633
A Note on Indian Palaeography
670
Music and Dance in Sanskrit Works
751
Military Organisation and Art of Warfare
764
Select Classified Bibliography
772
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