A Concise History of Classical Sanskrit Literature

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1987 - Epic literature, Sanskrit - 220 pages
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This book contains an elaborate account of all branches of Classical Sanskrit Literature on the basis of literary, epigraphical and numismatical sources. In 23 chapters, each chapter dealing with a particular topic arranged chronologically. The book is documented with a critical apparatus. Beside notes and references it has an illuminating Introduction and index of authors and works.
 

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Contents

Introductory 123
1
The Great Epics 2439
24
The Puranas 4046
40
The Tantras 4750
47
Kavya in inscriptions 5457
54
Early Buddhist works in Sanskrit 5874
58
Courtepics 7584
75
Drama 85118
85
Historical writings 126129
126
Campii literature 139140
139
Poetics and Dramaturgy 149155
149
Metrics
156
Politics 162164
162
Astronomy Mathematics and Astrology 168171
168
Philosophy 174 202
174
Index 203220
203

Lyric Poetry 119125
119

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