Voices of South Asia: Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present

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Routledge, Jan 28, 2015 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
An ideal supplement for any course treating the history or culture of South Asia, this collection offers a cross-section of South Asia's ancient and modern classics of thought and expression. It includes a unique mix of poetry, novels, drama, and political and philosophical treatises, each accompanied by a detailed introductory essay on the specific historical context, the author, and the work.
 

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Contents

Vedic Hymns
3
Sermon at the Deer Park
12
Bhagavad Gita
20
Arthasastra
34
Poems of Love and War
44
Mahāvamsa
53
The Perfect Bride
61
Gitagovinda
66
On the Burning of Widows
104
Govinda Samanta
116
Gitanjali
128
Hind Swaraj
144
Muna and Madan
156
What Is India?
165
Waiting for the Mahatma
173
All Is Burning
183

Songs of Kabir
78
Sacred Writings of the Sikhs
84
Akbar Nama
91
Hanuman Chalisa
99
Bibliography
193
About the Editor
195
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